Where 2016 started on a number of good notes that included numerous technological and scientific achievements and progress in other informs, it has been undoubted a sad year by far.
The year began with some shocking incidents, especially for the fans of music and movie world. With the deaths of legends like actor Abe Vigoda of "Godfather," Paul Kantner of music band "Jefferson Airplane" and guitarist Glenn Frey of another legendary music band, The Eagles, the start of the New Year has been not that happy so far.
However, one of the deaths that impacted numerous people at the same time was the death of David Bowie â€“ the legendary singer and musician. It was unexpected and uncalled for, which, undoubtedly, left the whole world in shock.
Bowie had a very peculiar and unique last wish â€“ he wanted his ashes to be scattered in a Buddhist ritual in Bali. His will is the latest in a series of odd provisions in celebrities' wills.
As reported by the Washington Post, here are some other legendary celebrities whose last moment wishes had extraordinary requests.
Benjamin Franklin left his daughter a diamond-encrusted miniature portrait of France's Louis XVI, which was a gift from the king himself.
However, the gift came with the request that she won't use the stones for making any kind of jewelry "and thereby introduce or countenance the expensive, vain and useless fashion of wearing jewels in this country."
The legendary illusionist and stunt performer, Harry Houdini, was renowned for his mysterious escapes. According to the website, Houdini evidently expected to escape death too once he was dead.
Houdini's widow, Beatrice, said that he had arranged a secret code with her to be used to communicate with him beyond the grave. However, Beatrice tried to connect with his spirit using the code for a decade and when it never worked, she gave up, saying, "Ten years is long enough to wait for any man."
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who is known for his roles in movies like "the Star of Capote," "Doubt," and "The Master," asked in his will that his children should be raised in Manhattan, Chicago or San Francisco so that "The can be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer."