Huguette Clark

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One of World's Priciest Violins Was Hidden in Heiress's Closet

Bidding has begun for Stradivarius owned by Huguette Clark

(Newser) - Funny what turns up in the closet of reclusive, deceased heiress: In this case, one of the world's most expensive musical instruments. Christie's has begun accepting sealed bids for a 1731 Stradivarius violin that had been in a closet of Huguette Clark for about 25 years, reports NBC... More »

Inside Reclusive Heiress' Never-Occupied Mansion

New Canaan, Conn., chateau sells for $14.3M

(Newser) - Huguette Clark, the reclusive copper heiress who left behind a $300 million fortune ( and quite a bit of family drama ) when she died in 2011, bought a 14,266-square-foot mansion in New Canaan, Conn., in 1951—but never lived there. The secluded French-style chateau sits on 52 forested... More »

Negotiations Over Reclusive Heiress' Estate Collapse

Will of Huguette Clark set to go to trial

(Newser) - A settlement was said to be near in the matter of Huguette Clark's $300 million estate , but negotiations have broken down, according to some of the 60 lawyers involved. That means the fate of the reclusive heiress' fortune will likely be determined at a jury trial starting a week... More »

Relatives of Heiress Near Deal to Get Share of $300M

But settlement talks could collapse before Huguette Clark case goes to trial

(Newser) - It looks like the distant relatives of a reclusive heiress may get a chunk of her estate after all. NBC reports that settlement talks are under way over the more than $300 million left behind by the reclusive Huguette Clark , daughter of a copper magnate. Of course, given that 60... More »

Possible Heir to Recluse's Fortune Is Found Dead

Kids stumble on Timothy Henry Gray, frozen to death

(Newser) - The messy estate of reclusive millionaire Huguette Clark took a sad turn today when a possible heir to her fortune was found frozen beneath an overpass in Wyoming, NBC News reports. Children sledding in Evanston, a small mining town, discovered 60-year-old Timothy Henry Gray dead from hypothermia in freezing temperatures.... More »

Reclusive Heiress' Estate Mess Gets Messier

Huguette Clark's attorney, accountant suspended from administering estate

(Newser) - Reclusive heiress Huguette Clark's life was shrouded in mystery—and now, more intrigue. A New York City judge yesterday suspended her lawyer and accountant from administering her $400 million estate —taking away the $8 million payday they'd each receive as executors. Though both deny wrongdoing, the surrogate... More »

How This Reclusive Heiress Spent Her Fortune

$2.5M in payments to a Parisian doll shop, among other things

(Newser) - To say that mystery surrounds the life—and pocketbook—of Huguette Clark is an understatement. The reclusive heiress to a $400 million copper-mining fortune died in May at age 104, and excluded her relatives from her will. Now, they're heading to court to challenge it, and MSNBC reports on... More »

Reclusive Heiress Leaves Fortune to Arts, Nurse

And, in a move being investigated, her lawyer and accountant

(Newser) - Her will was filed in court yesterday, and reclusive heiress Huguette Clark left behind a $400 million estate that will be divvied up between her nurse, her goddaughter, an arts foundation, and—in a move that's raising eyebrows—her lawyer and accountant. Wallace Bock and Irving H. Kamsler will... More »

Recluse Huguette Clark's Family Barred From Burial

No funeral for copper heiress

(Newser) - Huguette Clark was buried today in the Bronx—but there was no funeral, and her family wasn’t allowed to attend, MSNBC reports. The copper heiress, who died at 104 after living for decades as a recluse, was buried in her family’s mausoleum. When relatives asked about attending the... More »

'20s Socialite Dies After 80 Years as Recluse

Huguette Clark dead at 104

(Newser) - Copper heiress Huguette Clark, a fixture of society pages in the 1920s, has died some 80 years after she turned her back on high society. Clark died at age 104 in a Manhattan hospital where she had spent more than 20 years despite being in good health, the Wall Street ... More »

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