The details of Gene Wilder's estate have not been made available to the public. It is likely that he left money for charity.
As is the case when most celebrities pass away, the recent death of actor Gene Wilder has sparked interest in his estate plan. However, the public may never know the full details of his estate as it appears he had some form of planning to keep his estate private.
This would mean he had more than a will that would have to be submitted to a public probate court. One thing is known: his estate plan is likely to include charitable donations.
Wealth Management explains in "Gene Wilder's Real-Life Golden Ticket" that Wilder had a deep interest in charitable giving for cancer concerns. This is because his third wife, Gilda Radner, passed away from ovarian cancer that was not diagnosed in time to save her.
After that Wilder worked tirelessly on behalf of cancer-related charities and started one of his own. He also did not have any children, which increases the likelihood he would have left money in his estate for charity.
While we do not know much about Wilder's estate plan, the fact it has not been made public tells us a lot.
That means that, unlike some other celebrities who have recently passed away, Wilder made some sort of plans and did so in a way that would keep his estate private.
If you would like to keep your estate plan out of the public eye, be sure to contact a qualified estate planning attorney.
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Reference: Wealth Management (Sept. 12, 2016) "Gene Wilder's Real-Life Golden Ticket."