A Last Will and Testament is an important legal document that outlines how you want your assets to be distributed after you die. It can also include provisions for the care and custody of minor children, the appointment of a personal representative to manage your estate, and other matters. Everyone knows why it’s important, and yet, as we have previously seen, in the case of major celebrity deaths (Amy Winehouse, Prince, etc.,) is that not having the proper legal document in place leads to constant squabbling in court, battling it out over money, etc.
This latest death with Aaron Carter is no different: the 34-year-old American singer and rapper died in November 2022 without, you guess it, a Last Will after his death. Carter, who is the younger brother of his more famous Nick Carter, from the 90’s boy band, Backstreet Boys, had amassed a fortune of his own. At the time of his death in November 2022, details of his death were not released.
His fortune was less than what many would have expected from the brother of Nick Carter, but still enough to live comfortably. Carter unfortunately ignored the advice given to him by his lawyers: to have a Will drawn up. For someone with a fortune of around $400k, having a Last Will and Testament would have been prudent. Perhaps like many other celebrities we have reported on, Carter believed he was either too young or too busy to draft one up? Aaron is lucky that his loved ones aren’t fighting it out in court. The only one that his fortune really concerns is to ensure that his 11-month-old son, Prince Lyric, will be taken care of. You can read more about Carter’s case here.