Vidal Sassoon, hairdresser and trendsetter, has passed away at the age of 84. Sassoon is most notable for bringing a kind of architectural design to the haircut in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Born in London in 1928, Mr. Sassoon was the child of poor parents. After his father left the family, he was raised partly in a Jewish orphanage until his mother remarried and reunited with Vidal when he was 11. Sassoon opened his first salon in 1954. Sassoon developed a look that moved away from the traditional stiff and sprayed style. Sassoon is survived by his fourth wife, Rhonda, and three children. A daughter, Catya, died of a drug overdose in 2002. Full article.
If a person dies without a will, then the decedent’s estate will pass according to the laws of intestacy. Under New York law, where Moore’s estate will most likely be probated, if an unmarried person with no children passes away, the estate is distributed to the deceased person’s parents. Despite Moore’s commitment to his life-partner, Hunter Hill, Hill will not receive any share of his estate if Moore’s estate is probated according to the laws of intestacy. It is important to provide for your loved ones when planning your estate, especially for those who would not be recognized as a beneficiary under the laws of intestacy. It is not known whether Moore had executed a valid Last Will and Testament that leaves his estate to his life-partner.
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