Monday, January 25
About Life, Death & Money
At the time of his death in 2017 Tom Petty was worth an estimated $95 million with an estate that included multiple properties, vintage guitars, exotic sports cars and a trove of unreleased and highly valuable music. He had appointed Dana York his wife of 16 years as the sole trustee to his estate but soon after his passing tensions would arise between York and Petty’s two daughters from a previous marriage. This would eventually erupt into a bitter family feud over control of his artistic properties including unreleased music and the ongoing management of his image. Shortly after his demise the two camps draw battle lines and the fight would continue for almost two years with no sign of either side backing down until an unexpected turn of events unraveled after a heated and expensive court case.