The Will: Family Secrets Revealed
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Friday, April 10

In 1995, Jerry Garcia, from the Grateful Dead, dies at 53. The rock legend leaves behind a family and a multi-million-dollar estate. Both Garcia’s will and the IOU’s he made spark lawsuits that land those closest to Garcia in and out of court for years. Show Less
In 1995, Jerry Garcia, from the Grateful Dead, dies at 53. The rock legend leaves behind a family and a multi-million-dollar estate. B...Show More

In 1970, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies without a will, making his father Al the sole inheritor. When Al dies, his other son Leon gets cut from his father’s will. Instead, Al’s adopted daughter is entrusted with carrying on the Hendrix legacy. Show Less
In 1970, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies without a will, making his father Al the sole inheritor. When Al dies, his other son Leon get...Show More

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, dies in 2006. He leaves much of his estate to a trust for underprivileged children, while his family is left out in the cold. Was this Brown’s decision, or was he influenced by trustees who are set to inherit the rest? Show Less
James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, dies in 2006. He leaves much of his estate to a trust for underprivileged children, while his fami...Show More

Friday, April 17

Johnnie Taylor, R&B musician, dies at 66 leaving behind a million-dollar estate. His six children expect to split his estate, until three strangers claim they're Taylor's children as well. Challenging the news, a 2-year legal battle ensues. Show Less
Johnnie Taylor, R&B musician, dies at 66 leaving behind a million-dollar estate. His six children expect to split his estate, until th...Show More

January 2012. Singer Etta James is on her deathbed. Her family battles over control of her end-of-life decisions-and her fortune. Her husband fights to keep her at home. Her sons fear their stepfather is playing fast and loose with their mother’s money. Show Less
January 2012. Singer Etta James is on her deathbed. Her family battles over control of her end-of-life decisions-and her fortune. Her ...Show More

Frankie Lymon, singer of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" dies from a drug overdoes at 25. Who will inherit the royalties from this hit song? His bandmates Herman Santiago and Jimmy Merchant? Or, Morris Levy, allegedly credited with co-writing the song? Show Less
Frankie Lymon, singer of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" dies from a drug overdoes at 25. Who will inherit the royalties from this hit son...Show More

Sunday, April 19

Doris Duke dies at the age of 81. Bernard Lafferty, an uneducated, alcoholic butler, is left with her estate worth 1.2 billion dollars. Duke's friend, Dr. Harry Demopolous, sets out prove Lafferty is unfit to oversee the money's distribution. Show Less
Doris Duke dies at the age of 81. Bernard Lafferty, an uneducated, alcoholic butler, is left with her estate worth 1.2 billion dollars...Show More

In 2007, New York socialite Brooke Astor dies, leaving a nearly $200-million estate. When her grandson files a lawsuit accusing his father of forcing Brooke to live in squalor, his allegations reveal a past filled with infidelity, betrayal and greed. Show Less
In 2007, New York socialite Brooke Astor dies, leaving a nearly $200-million estate. When her grandson files a lawsuit accusing his fa...Show More

Actress Joan Crawford dies in 1977 and leaves nothing in her will for her two children Christina and Christopher. In addition to suing the estate, Christina surfaces a blasting recollection of her thoughts of her mother which ruins Crawford's reputation. Show Less
Actress Joan Crawford dies in 1977 and leaves nothing in her will for her two children Christina and Christopher. In addition to suing...Show More

A reality series where the final wishes of the deceased are revealed to family members.