What is an heir's financial responsibility when someone dies without a Will?

Question Details:

My father is getting his 2nd transplant today and might not make it. He has no Will but has relayed his wishes. What happens to his property (motorcycle, car, computer, and cats)? He lives in MA and my brother and I live in TX. He is not married. Also, since I am next of kin, am I responsible for any out standing debt and or medical costs? Additionally, if his roommate is covering what medicare isn't, am I legally bound to pay them backor is that considered a gift?

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