Now, in death, the late Michael Jackson has become a wealthy man again he (or rather his estate's money) is much in demand.
Dr Tohme Tohme, Michael Jackson's last business manager, has filed a lawsuit in LA seeking at least $2.3M from Jackson's estate.
He claims that he is entitled to revenue from various posthumous deals, including last year's "This Is It" documentary.
The case is scheduled for a court hearing on 7 October.
As ever, the legal profession is making a very comfortable living out of all of this.