Fifth highest earning dead celebrity in 2004:

Theodore Geisel
According to Forbes Magazine, the creator of Dr. Suess earned $10 million for his estate in 2004.
Source: The Guardian , 10/28/2004

 
   
  Fourth highest earning dead celebrity in 2004:

Andy Warhol
According to Forbes Magazine, the deceased pop artist earned $16 million in 2004.
Source: Houston Chronicle, 10/31/2005

 
   
  Dead celebrity with the second highest income in 2004:

Charles Schulz
According to Forbes, the deceased Peanuts creator earned $35 million in 2004.
Source: Houston Chronicle, 10/31/2005

 
   
  Top earning dead celebrity in 2004, according to Forbes Magazine:

Elvis Presley
Elvis earned an estimated $45 million for his estate in 2004.
Source: Houston Chronicle, 10/31/2005