Fellow lawblogger Juan Antunez has come across an interesting article published by AP concerning the controversies which often accompany the deaths of celebrities. Obviously inspired by the death of James Brown, the article has been published in Juan’s Florida Probate Litigation.com. I, too was struck by this rather strange phenomenon when I learned that, nearly one month after his death, the Godfather of Soul lies in a climate-controlled house awaiting the outcome of a family feud to determine just where and when he is finally to be laid to rest.

The legal wrangling surrounding Brown’s death is just the latest in a number of legal battles which have followed the deaths of celebrities in recent years. You may find this article interesting even though the topic is –to say the least– rather bizarre.