Celebrity deaths are commonly followed by celebrity estates. Most of the tales are tragic. Such is the case of Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero.
This case strikes a little closer to home as Pero was born fewer than three months after yours truly. As I heard it put on a radio program Saturday about research to extend life expectancies ...
each of us has an expiration date. (Emphasis added.)
Are you - and your estate - ready?
Dee Snider, the frontman for Twisted Sister, described the mess Pero left behind as "the unfortunate reality of irresponsible adult behavior."
So, just how big is that mess?
Snider told ultimateclassicrock.com, in an article titled “Twisted Sister Drummer AJ Pero Died Without a Will,” that
“[n]ot only did AJ Pero have a family history of heart disease, which he allowed to go unchecked, but he did not have a will, left behind two ex-wives, a longtime girlfriend, four children between the three of them and a mess of an estate to be sorted out.”
Now that is a mess.
“While the legalities of the situation are being sorted out, Twisted Sister is doing a show to raise some money to help the family out in the short-term,” Snider told ultimateclassicrock.com.
Now here is some sage estate planning advice from Dee Snider:
“This unfortunate situation should be a life lesson to all to take responsibility for the world we create and will leave behind when we are gone.”
Whether you are a drummer or a plumber, now is the time to take personal responsibility and get your own estate plan created (or, perhaps, dust off your current plan and get it reviewed) in collaboration with an experienced estate planning attorney.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
For more information about estate planning in Overland Park, KS (and throughout the rest of Kansas and Missouri) and to download free tools to help you organize your estate, visit my estate planning website.
Reference: ultimateclassicrock.com (April 8, 2015)“Twisted Sister Drummer AJ Pero Died Without a Will”