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John and his sister are joint beneficiaries of their parents'

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John and his sister are joint beneficiaries of their parents' will. John has no children but has his own will. John dies before both of his parents, who are survived by John's sister alone. What happens to John's share of his parents' estate?

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As John was not alive when the last surviving parent died, the legacy to him fails and does not pass in accordance with the terms of John's Will.

Therefore, unless the last surviving parent's Will directs that John's share should pass to a specified third party in the event of John dying beforehand, his share will pass to his sister.

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