By not writing a will, Rik Mayall has left his family facing potentially hefty death duties on his £1.2m estate. What would happen if you died?
Rik Mayall, comedian and actor behind nasty MP Alan B'Stard, failed to have a valid will in place when he died unexpectedly in June 2014.
The probate records, which revealed the lack of the will, have led to speculation about potential inheritance taxes which might now be due on his £1.2m estate – taxes which could have otherwise been avoided.
7 November 2019
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