Whoopi Goldberg Has Clause In Her Will That Stops People From Making Money Off Her Life Story With Unauthorized Biopics
The topic of wills has been coming up a lot lately in pop culture, especially with the not so far de’mise of rapper TakeOff. It felt, unfortunately, some people learn the importance of a will too late and leave their families scrambling to make logic of everything in their absence.
Well, not everyone is unprepared. Whoopi Goldberg dosclosed that not just does she have a will, but it has a duo of stipulations in it as well. Some of the most famous names in entertainment died with no will. Jimi Hendrix’s estate was in limbo for almost 30 years following his demise at the age of 27.
The young rock star’s success has only grown in the time since, making it very difficult for people to track down the money and who it belongs to. Hendrix died with no children, but for celebrities like Bob Marley and DMX, who have numerous kids, this becomes even more complicated.
Marley is particularly problematic because he had cancer and was around for about 8 months later his diagnosis, but still did not make a will. His estate is now valued at 30 million with over a dozen claimants. His will fell under interstate laws meaning his wife got 10% of his assets,
and his 11 kids had to share 45%. DMX children are still fighting over his as we speak. Prince had no will either. With no kids, his estate was left to be divided by his siblings, but it took nearly 6 years for them to figure anything out. During that time, many of his siblings di’ed,
and the estate has been heavily taxed. His siblings are left with $5.6 million to separated amongst themselves, with some of them having already sold their portions to the bank to get the money sooner while everything was tied up in court. TakeOff’s family is now going via it as well.
The young rapper died last month without any paperwork in place. Currently, his estranged parents are duking it out over his estate since he has no will and no kids. TakeOff’s mom raised him, and is expected by many to gain access to his money,
but his dad has been campaigning as well in spite of not being in TakeOff’s life for much of his kids. While communicating biopics, the womens of The View discussed the legacy of their most esteemed member, Whoopi Goldberg.
They scoffed at not so far movies done depicting the life of Marilyn Monroe, and the EGOT winner disclosed that her will includes a clause that will not permitted people to make films about her without her family’s permission. That means not only is
Goldberg’s estate accounted for but so is her legacy when she died. Whoopi told that she dares studios to “try it” but assures them that her will is intact and will be in place for when she’s no far with us.