Forbes has released a list of top-earning celebrities who have passed.
This shows that for the most iconic stars death is not a barrier to making millions. The earnings list was compiled using music industry data and interviews with insiders.
At the top of the list are Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson two of the 20th most famous stars.
Jackson’s earnings at $60m as money continue to pour in from his back catalogue.
Elvis, who died 42 years ago made $39m last year.
Prince who died from an overdose in 2016 is ninth on the list with $12m.
Whitney Houston, who drowned in 2012, sits at no 12 on the list with $9.5m
Recently deceased rappers Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion are also in the top 13, alongside legends such as Bob Marley who died of cancer in 1981.
Marilyn Monroe, also made it to the list with $13m.