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Old 08-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Now we know what "The Queen of Mean" was saving it for

Helmsley's dog gets $12 million in will

NEW YORK (AP) Leona Helmsley's dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley's grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire's estate.

Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.

She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer so long as they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year. Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each.

Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer's other children Craig and Meegan Panzirer for "reasons that are known to them," she wrote.
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Helmsley's dog gets $12 million in will

NEW YORK (AP) Leona Helmsley's dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley's grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire's estate.

Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.

She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer so long as they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year. Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each.

Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer's other children Craig and Meegan Panzirer for "reasons that are known to them," she wrote.
That is SO MEAN!!!! I guess she had a right to do what she wanted, but still. A control freak to the end, too.
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My DW calls be Trouble. Maybe I can put in for part of that $12M action?
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Aw, come on guys! She also left billions to charity. Shouldn't that be celebrated instead?

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She reached out from the grave with one final gesture.
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The NY Post zinged her....

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Aw, come on guys! She also left billions to charity. Shouldn't that be celebrated instead?
I agree.

Personally, I'd rather make my own fortune than inherit one. From my perspective she did those kids a favor.
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