Google have been the most proactive service provider in helping users of their services to pass over their content to their next of kin. Google’s ‘Inactive Account Manager’ allows users who have data saved on Google services to assign their data to a ‘digital executor’ when an account becomes inactive.
If you have any of the following accounts: Gmail (Googlemail) Google+, Google photos, Youtube etc you can assign a digital executor to have access to some or all of the content saved on these services. To setup Google Inactive Account manager and assign your data saved with Google to you next of kin https://www.google.com/settings/account/inactive
Once you have setup Google Inactive Account Manager you will receive an occasional email highlighting your preferences.