GEMS / Redferns Gerry Rafferty, the Scottish singer-songwriter best known for the…
- Posted on Jan 15th 2012 1:15PM by Kenneth Partridge
Stuart Mostyn, Redferns
Now, the Daily Mail reports, Fuschini has launched a legal fight to get what she says is her fair share of the money. Invoking Britain's Inheritance Act of 1975, a statute that allows individuals who had been financially supported by deceased parties to seek "reasonable financial provision," Rafferty's former fiancee is appealing to Britain's High Court.
Following Rafferty's death in January 2011 -- the result of liver failure brought on by years of alcohol abuse -- his entire estate went to his daughter, Martha. Songwriting royalties, meanwhile, were put in a trust given to his granddaughter Celia.
According to the Daily Mail, Fuschina stands to win "a payout worth tens of thousands of pounds."