Artist Pablo Picasso's funeral kick-started a tragic sequence of events involving alcoholism and suicide.
Motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna was killed during the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994.
Sir Paul Getty died in March 2003, leaving an estate worth 2 billion pounds.
Following his death, the estimated value of Andy Warhol's art rose from $15 million to $600 million.
An acupuncturist, a holistic healer and a roadie fight over the fortune of late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
Artist Francis Bacon left a multimillion-pound estate that sent shock waves through the art establishment.
The mysterious death of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes prompts hundreds of people to emerge from the woodwork claiming to be his heirs.
Several women contest Bob Marley's estate.
Hotel chain founder Conrad Hilton left everything to charity, leading his children to fight over his will.
Singer Barry White left no will for his wife, girlfriend and numerous children.
Princess Diana's family goes to the High Court to have her will changed.
Jimi Hendrix's brother Leon and sister Janie fight over the late guitarist's legacy, estimated at around $90 million.