What do Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Gandolfini, Heath Ledger, and Amy Winehouse have in common? Unfortunately, two things: an unexpected and early demise and the other — problematic estate issues.

This Forbes article from earlier this year provides some key lessons to take away from these celebrities’ untimely passings. There are numerous stories about families having to go through the same fate as the families of these late celebs, unfortunately, coming from all walks of people, not only celebrities. The 7 tips this article gave are spot on. After all, death is inevitable, but problems associated with wills and heirs are avoidable.