Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mickey Rooney’s passing is just as drama-filled as his life. Here are six revelations we learned from his will:
- Rooney signed his will on March 11, 2014, which is less than a month before he died of natural causes.
- Rooney and his eighth wife, Jan, separated in 2012. Rooney wrote in his will that Jan “forever waived the rights” to a stake in his estate by agreeing to remain as the beneficiary for his pension and Social Security distribution.
- Stepson Mark Rooney is the sole beneficiary of the $18,000 estate.
- Rooney blamed the small size of his estate on elder abuse and money mismanagement by his other stepson, Christopher Aber. His steady stream of divorces also drained his funds.
- Rooney made sure to note that Jan, Aber, and any of his heirs were in no circumstances to serve as executor.
- Rooney had eight living children and one son who predeceased him. He disinherited them all, believing they were all in better financial situations than himself.
See Suzy Byrne, 6 Revelations from Mickey Rooney’s Will, Yahoo Celebrity, Apr. 9, 2014.
Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.