If he only could have held on a little bit longer…
A homeless man found dead under a Wyoming overpass last week stood to inherit $19 million from his deceased adopted great aunt, a copper heiress whose $300 million fortune is being disputed by her descendants in New York courts.
The body of Timothy Henry Gray, 60, was found Dec. 27 underneath the overpass of Union Pacific Railroad in Evanston, Wyo., a small mining town in the southwest corner of the state, by children who were sledding nearby. Gray died of hypothermia, according to a coroner’s report, and police said there is no sign of foul play.
“He appeared to have died from exposure,” Lt. Bill Jeffers with the Evanston police told ABCNews.com. “He was just wearing a lighter jacket and jeans.”
Sad way to go out, but what’s worse is…
Gray was the adopted great-grandson of former U.S. Sen. William Andrews Clark and the half-great-nephew of the reclusive New York heiress Huguette Clark, who died in 2011 at 104. Clark caused a stir with her will by denying any relatives her fortune, instead opting to bequeath her $300 million to a nurse, her doctors and charity.
Clark’s last will was believed to have been signed in April 2005. Her private nurse was allocated at least $30 million. However, a will apparently signed just weeks before mandated Clark’s estate be left to her 20 great-nieces and great-nephews, who are now fighting a legal battle for the fortune of an aunt they likely never met.
Talk about bad timing…R.I.P. Timothy Henry Gray. Your greedy a$$ family is probably thanking you. SMFH
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