Keyword: Debt

This is an example of an extreme case. A man whose legacy was forged over decades, will now have an ending that is more salacious than sanguine.

Sol Kerzner's legacy loses luster under burden of debt load

Any titan--whether in business, sports, entertainment--wants to leave on his or her own terms. Take Joe Paterno, the former football coach of Penn State University. The man is considered a living legend, but was summarily dismissed from the school he gave his life to without a proper send off after it was revealed that he did too little when an assistant of his was suspected of sexual misconduct.