Where there’s a will, there’s drama
Financial Post - over 4 years
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Celebrity estate battles play out like bad reality television. Here are a few notable ones:
James Gandolfini’s will is a tax “disaster,” an estate lawyer told the New York Daily News. Mr. Gandolfini, known for his role as tough but conflicted mobster Tony Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, died at 51, leaving most of his estimated $70-million estate to his 13-year-old son and infant daughter. This means a large portion could be subject to estate taxes; taxes would not be due if he had transferred his estate to his spouse.
Mr. Gandolfini’s son, Michael, is to...
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