The following story is proof that we cannot escape paying taxes by dying.  AolNews:  “It could easily have been the plot for a ‘Sanford and Son’ episode: a bizarre money-making scheme cooked up by a well-meaning but possibly misguided man that seems destined to go comically awry.   But in this real-life case, it’s a county official in Las Vegas who is trying to put the life story of late ‘Sanford’ star Redd Foxx on the block to resolve mammoth debt the actor left behind.  Foxx owed more the $3.6 million in taxes to the IRS when he died 19 years ago.”