Monday, 16 January 2012
GERRY RAFFERTY'S FIANCÉE SUES FOR CUT OF ESTATE...
RAFFERTY'S FIANCÉE SUES FOR CUT OF ESTATE
Gerry Rafferty's fiancée, Ezina Fuschini, has launched legal proceedings in a bid to win a cut of the late musician's fortune.
According to the Mail On Sunday, Fuschini, Rafferty's partner at the time of his death just over a year ago, was left out of the singer-songwriter's will because it had been written before they met in 2008. Rafferty's only daughter Martha received her father's estate, worth $1.9 million according to the tabloid, while the royalties generated by his songs - including 'Stuck In The Middle With You' and 'Baker Street' - go to a trust to benefit his granddaughter Celia.
The Mail says Fuschini will try to get a share of Rafferty's fortune by using provisions in the Inheritance Act 1975 which allow dependents to make a claim against an estate even if they are left out of a will.