Charles Bronson Upsets His Grieving Family

DEATH WISH star CHARLES BRONSON's family are embroiled in a bitter fight over his $48 million (GBP30 million) will.

The grieving family poured into and out of Bronson's lawyer's office after being summoned to hear the late actor's bequests this week (ends19SEP03).

Third wife KIM WEEKS was left his $8 million (GBP5 million) Malibu, California home as well as $1.6 million (GBP1 million) cash - but was upset her husband - who died last month (30AUG03) of pneumonia - had not left her his $4.8 million (GBP3 million) beach house and ranch in Vermont.

Son TONY BROSNAN was furious his father had left so much to his widow though, because she had reportedly banned everyone else from being by Charles's death bed.

The GREAT ESCAPE star further infuriated his relatives by leaving their bequeathed money in watertight trust funds, ensuring there would be no quick cash for anybody, according to Britain's DAILY STAR newspaper.

A family source confides, "When they all walked out, Kim and the others were not talking to each other. There was a really bad atmosphere. The children got houses and other real estate holdings and millions in cash but they still weren't happy.

"They didn't want Kim to be well rewarded and they thinks he was. Kim was just as angry because she didn't get as much as she thought she should have done."

Bronson's youngest child, daughter ZULEIKA, was the largest beneficiary of the will - she walked away with twice as much as anybody else.

21/09/2003 21:01

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