‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s bid to buy Morrissey’s estate for $8.3m is being challenged in court
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Morrissey, a singer and songwriter, died Thursday at age 91.
The pop icon was born Charles Baudelaire, and he grew up in Brooklyn and in Manhattan.
The rock legend, who was known for his quirky personality and his penchant for wearing black sunglasses, was the subject of many a song.
He was best known for “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” which became a hit for his band, the Morrissey Twins, and “I Will Always Love You.”
He also wrote “Weirdalicious” and the song “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.”
Morrissey died Thursday.
His estate was set to sell at auction in New York.
His wife, Dorothy, is set to inherit his remaining estate worth more than $6.5 million.
The sale will be held at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., according to court records.
The auction is set for May 14.
“The Morrissey Estate and its assets are being auctioned and sold to a person or persons who do not know the estate, its properties, or its contents,” the auction catalog reads.
The property will be sold in a general public auction with no reserve and no payment to be made prior to sale.
“In accordance with the law, a person is not required to pay any money until the auctioneer has cleared the property and the bidding has commenced,” the catalog reads, adding that “all sales are subject to all applicable taxes and fees.”
Morrissells will continue to be auctioned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New Jersey, according to a spokeswoman.
The Morrissey estate has previously been auctioned off at Christie’s and Christie’s in New Orleans.
The estate was sold by Morrissey in 2004 for $5.9 million to the estate of the late singer Jimi Hendrix.
Morrissey, a singer and songwriter, died Thursday at age 91.The pop icon was born Charles Baudelaire, and he grew up…