Some renowned individuals have a reputation for being finicky, as seen by the unique equipment they want to have when working on a set. It is only logical that some famous people would leave some bizarre instructions in their wills for their loved ones to follow. Here is a look at a few things that may seem out of the norm to be done in one's final desires, such as unexpected requests for cremation and memorial instructions and donating an unhealthy amount of money to loving pets.
1. Gene Roddenberry
The Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, specified in his will that he wanted to be cremated in outer space. His cremated remains were the pioneering ones sent into space in 1997. In 2009, Roddenberry's wife's ashes were scattered.
2. William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst, the magnate behind Hearst magazines, finally used his will to silence years of rumors. He offered a buck to everyone who could prove they were his offspring.
3. William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's legend states that the Bard gave his bride the "second-best bed."
4. Marilyn Monroe
Acting instructor Lee Strasberg received all of Marilyn Monroe's belongings in her will. Until the day he passed away, Lee kept all of her stuff in the basement.
5. Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens, the English novelist, had very specific wishes for his burial. He detailed what should be worn during his funeral in his last will. Ignorance is bliss, as the adage goes, and if you don't know what ignorance is, you don't know what you're missing.
6. Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's controversial will caused friction in his family after he died in 2014. To protect his children from becoming "trust fund kids," Hoffman bequeathed his entire estate to his fiancée. He specified that Cooper be brought up in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
7. Alexander McQueen
The British designer Alexander McQueen left a trail of mystery behind him. When he passed away in 2010, he left roughly $75,000 to his dogs while giving the rest of his assets to charity.
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