Bobby Fischer's Remains To Be Exhumed

Bobby Fischer's Remains To Be Exhumed

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 19, 2010, 1:34 AM |
52 | Chess Players

It's a distasteful story, but too significant to ignore.

Controversial former world chess champion Bobby Fischer died on 17 January 2008, and was buried in Iceland.  Now, competing claims to his estate have led the Icelandic authorities to authorise the exhumation of his remains to settle a paternity claim.

Fischer left no will and his estate is thought to be considerable due to the prize money he received from his rematch with Boris Spassky in 1992.

The competing claimants include his Japanese wife, alleged Philippine love-child, two nephews, and the US Government for unpaid taxes.

Further details can be found here.

It seems remarkable that the hospital where Fischer passed away failed to keep any DNA records that would obviate the need for his grave to be disturbed.

Rest In Peace? Not quite yet.

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