Curtis had been suffering for years from alcohol abuse and drug addiction.
In 1984 he was rushed to hospital for advanced cirrhosis of the liver after decades of alcoholism and cocaine addiction, and underwent heart bypass surgery in 1994.
Curtis nearly died when he contracted pneumonia in 2006 and was in a coma for several days.
In July 2010, Curtis, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), was hospitalized in Las Vegas after suffering an asthma attack and later died at his Henderson, Nevada home on September 29, 2010, of a cardiac arrest at the age of 85.
His updated will had the following clause added:
“I acknowledge the existence of my children . . . and have intentionally and with full knowledge chosen not to provide for them”
His daughter, Jamie Lee, has never made a public statement regarding the change and says this kind of thing is a private family matter.
The will allowed all assets to pass to Tony’s fifth wife Jill Vandenberg, 40.
Hollywood can be a cruel mistress.
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