Larry King’s seventh wife and now-widow is contesting the handwritten will he left after his death that gave everything to his children.
Larry King’s last wife, Shawn Southwick King, is claiming that before her husband’s death, he no longer wished to get a divorce, and the two reconciled.
Before King’s death, he created a handwritten will that left all of his $2 million estate to his three sons. However, a lot more is probably stored in separate trusts. Larry King wrote this will on October 17, two months after filing for a divorce from Shawn.
The will firstly states that “This is my Last Will & Testament. It should replace all previous writings.”
It claimed that 100 percent of his belongings and funds would be “divided equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr Chance& Cannon.” Although as we reported, two of his children, Andy and Chaia, died in 2020. Read more about Larry King’s children here.
According to TMZ, “Shawn claims Larry’s handwritten will does not change her position as executor under his 2015 will, and also violates two post-nuptial agreements between Larry and her regarding his ability to give gifts to his children. So, in her book, the new will has no legal effect.”
The 61-year-old widow also says that her husband has suffered a stroke around the time he wrote the will, so his mental state was “questionable” in her eyes.
Larry King Jr. vs Shawn
She is now in a battle with King’s oldest son, Larry King Jr. He is asking to be named a special administrator of the estate. King Jr. also calls to attention the divorce proceedings that Shawn and Larry were going through.
She is hoping a judge denies the requests and ignores the handwritten will.
Shawn fires back, saying Larry King didn’t even know about the child until he was in his 30s. In addition, Shawn says that King Jr. had been receiving “improper” gifts from his father’s secret account. Therefore, this wouldn’t allow Jr. to be an administrator of the estate.
Furthermore, the widow claims she knew the most about Larry King’s businesses, assets, and wishes.
Larry King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 87. He had battled COVID towards the end of 2020 but beat the virus. However, Shawn told Entertainment Tonight that it was an infection from sepsis that killed the legendary broadcaster.