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A Celebrity’s Death Often Increases Sales of Their Work

Published January 19, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

The passing of Debbie Reynolds puts Singin’ In The Rain into top seller position.

Singin’ In The Rain recently became the bestselling DVD on Amazon and was placed on iTunes’ New and Noteworthy list, according to TMZ in “Debbie Reynolds Singin’ In The Gains Death Causes Spike In Sales, Searches.”

This comes as no surprise to estate planners and others who follow celebrity estates.

Whenever a major celebrity passes away, their work almost always sees an increase in sales. Reynold’s case is a bit unusual, since she had not been in the limelight for quite some time. However, since her death came only a few days after her daughter passed away, the increase in sales should not be a surprise.

While sometimes these increased sales are temporary, they are not always so and can continue for many years. This means that celebrities, even minor ones, will want to make sure their estates are prepared to handle increased revenue and potentially new commercial opportunities.

Reference: TMZ (Dec. 29, 2016) “Debbie Reynolds Singin’ In The Gains Death Causes Spike In Sales, Searches.”

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