Died: April 5, 1994
Not far behind Monroe is the late Nirvana frontman. Earning approximately £25m each year, the rocker sits near the top of the richest dead celeb list or "delebs" as they are know in the industry.
His posthumous fortune has come from his songs, and, as with many delebs, appearances in commercial adverts and even a video game.
Who benefits: Cobain's widow Courtney Love sold 25% of the band's publishing catalogue for a reported £35m and contnues to benefit from her dead husband's success.
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