Mickey Rooney funeral delayed due to family feud

Mickey Rooney‘s funeral is in question as his family fights for his remains. Rooney’s trustee Michael Augustine has asked the court to issue an order to prevent Mickey’s wife Jan Chamberlin from moving his body from the Forest Lawn Cemetery. The veteran actor passed away at 93 on Sunday from natural causes following a lengthy period of ill health. After his death, Jan and her son, Christopher Aber, attempted to move his body contrary to his written wishes. Mickey, 93, and Jan were separated since 2012 and Michael notes this in his court petition. As famous as the actor was for his numerous films, he didn’t have much money. His estate is valued at $18,000 and he was estranged from most of his children, including Mickey Rooney Jr. and Teddy Rooney, who were also child actors, with Teddy playing Mickey’s son in Andy Hardy Comes Home. The actor disinherited Jan and eight biological children, leaving everything to his stepson Mark. There will be a hearing on Friday to determine who will get custody of his body and make the funeral arrangements.

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  1. Colin Fox • April 10, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

    I would guess all eight of his ex wives had a hand in making him broke.

  2. Louise • April 10, 2014 @ 1:56 PM

    That’s just sad…

  3. Belle • April 10, 2014 @ 2:02 PM

    What a bad situation. Why can’t people just honour what the person wanted in his/her will????

  4. Nora Dolan • April 10, 2014 @ 6:54 PM

    Louise, you said it, really sad. What a eulogy, what a legacy- nothing about his work, which at the time, was prolific and ground-breaking; it’s all about the fighting. After what seems like a roller coaster life and career, I hope he may rest in peace.

  5. Wendy • April 10, 2014 @ 10:57 PM

    I agree with Belle, how ignorant they truly are. It shows the world that, it shows how they will fight for the money because his stepson Mark gets it, it’s going to get ugly as if it hasn’t already begun too.

  6. Mickey • April 11, 2014 @ 9:32 AM

    This is so sad. For someone who brought so much life to his characters on screen, it is sad that his private life ended so bitterly. It is a shame that his family can’t grow up and just let the man rest in peace.

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