Rapper Heavy D died in late 2011 survived by a now 13 year old daughter, parents, and siblings. His brother, Floyd, recently filed a copy of 1999 will which unsurprisingly left the entire estate to Floyd. The original was allegedly lost years ago.
1. Missing and lost wills are presumed to have been destroyed.
2. Always tell your executor where the original will (and copy) are located. I keep the originals for my clients and provide them copies with instructions to notify their executor of the location of the copy (which is stamped with my name).
3. Without a will, Heavy's daughter would inherit the entire estate.
4. Birth of children should be the primary reason for executing a will
5. One report said the rapper died before he could revise his will to include his daughter. It stinks when 11 years sneak up on you.