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In most cases the debts of the deceased are the responsibility of the estate. If they are a minor, yes, they will be held responsible. Anyone that was also a co-signer on any of the agreements might also be responsible. Consult a probate attorney in your jurisdiction for help.

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Noone just inform the collection department that the person is now deceased.

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