Yes, apparently it’s true: RIAA Sues the deceased, says the U.K.’s Enquirer:
IF YOU believe the RIAA, Gertrude Walton has been apparently down loading more than 700 songs off peer-to-peer networks and deserves to have the book thrown at her. The 83 year old Granny has been an extremely persistent offender and has the gall to ignore demands from the RIAA to pay thousands of dollars for her life of piracy. It is not the first time that the body has accused grandmothers of being music pirates before and dragged them into court before demanding huge wodges of cash from their pension books. However, the Walton case is particularly unusual because Walton has been stone dead since December 2004. The RIAA has found the first case of an undead music pirate who has apparently risen from the grave to nick music.
Who’s next? Unborn fetuses? These people are getting out of hand!