From my most recent D&D game:
Through a series of 3 entirely random die rolls (World Event > Assassination > In Redstone Lords Territory), Edward Sallow has been killed. A conspiracy of disgruntled boardmembers stabbed him 23 times. They expected to be hailed as heroes, but the common people loved Sallow. There is now some disagreement about who ought to be his heir. Everyone assumed it would be his long time associate Cameron Angel, but it turns out Sallow's will actually names an 18 year old unknown named Ogbert as his sole heir, even so far as posthumously adopting him.