Thursday, August 2, 2018
Vinnie Paul, the drummer of the rock band Pantera, passed away on June 22, 2018 and his public memorial was held on July 1 in Dallas, Texas. Several famous musicians attended his funeral, representing several bands including KISS, Nickelback, Anthrax, and Disturbed. Recently, though, his will has become public.
The drummer's will states that his estate will be divided, with his longtime girlfriend Chelsey Yeager receiving 37% of the proceeds and his best friend Charles Jones is to get 38%. The other quarter of the estate will be divided among his tour manager, drum tech, producer, and a separate friend. Vinnie's interest in his late brother Dimebag Darrell's estate will tranfer to Darrell's girlfriend, Rita Haney.
See Vinnie Paul Leaves Most of his Estate to his Best Friend and his Longtime Girlfriend, Blabbermouth, July 31, 2018.
Special thanks to Jay Brinker (Cincinnati Estate Planning Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.