Kurt Cobain is the biggest earning dead celebrity. It was Elvis, its now Kurt.
Considering that 2Pac and Notorious BIG are still releasing albums 10 years after their death, and Kurt & Elvis respectively have not, it may see these two dead rappers climb up the list in years to come.
Perhaps there ought to be a new chart: The Dead Top 10:
Others on the forbes list like John Lennon, Ray Charles and Bob Marley could climb back in "the charts" again!
Or is that all too much?