We spent a long time looking for this sequestered file in the Archives of the LA Superior Courts. Valens died intestate in 1959, killed in a plane crash along with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. Our 26 page package includes the original Petition for Probate, Letters of Administration, a creditor's claim regarding Valens' Gibson guitar, and petitions involving the wrongful death suit brought by the estate (this is particularly interesting). Additionally, there are several pages of funeral info, and extremely enlightening Inventory and Appraisement of Valens' estate, and lastly, a claim against the estate by his manager, the President of Del-Fi Records. Death certificate included.