How Did Sammy Davis Jr. End Up $15 Million In Debt?

As a singer, actor, comedian, and member of the Rat Pack, Sammy Davis Jr. entertained audiences for almost six decades. With successes on the big and small screens, headlining gigs in Las Vegas, and countless famous friends, it seems like Davis had it all. In truth, Sammy Davis Jr. was in serious debt when he passed, leaving his heirs in a fight for control of his estate.

Even before his passing in 1990, Davis attempted to bring himself out of debt, signing onto a tour to revitalize his career. His health proved problematic and he was never able to redeem himself professionally or financially. His efforts raise a question, however: How did it get to that point in the first place?

Here's a look at how Sammy Davis Jr. ended up millions of dollars in debt and how it impacted his legacy - and where it stands now.