Late rocker Robert Palmer's impoverished lover MARY AMBROSE is fighting for
his $54 million (GBP30 million) fortune.
Ambrose had dated Palmer for 12 years until his tragic heart attack in
Paris, France, 14 months ago (SEP03), which killed the ADDICTED TO LOVE singer
and left his girlfriend in a financial and legal crisis.
Palmer allegedly removed his ex-wife SUE from his will and replaced her
with Ambrose, but Switzerland - where Palmer was a tax exile - does not
recognise 'common law wives' and is not expected to allow Ambrose access to his
estate or future
earnings from his back catalogue.
A family friend explains, "She may be forced to leave the house because
she can't afford its upkeep. She is even out of pocket over the cost of
"Robert made a will years ago when he was living in the Bahamas when he
was married, but later he crossed out his wife's name and wrote in Mary's. He
had it all witnessed but for some reason the way he did it may not be
acceptable in the Swiss