Fischer to be exhumed in paternity row
Published 18/06/2010 | 05:00
The remains of Bobby Fischer, the chess champion, are to be exhumed to determine whether he is the father of a nine-year-old girl.
The American left no will when he died in a Reykjavik hospital in 2008, but now the chess star's $2m (€1.6m) estate is at the centre of a dispute amid claims he fathered a child, Jinky Young, in the Philippines.
Iceland's supreme court ruled yesterday that his body should be exhumed after new evidence emerged that the chess champion sent money to Jinky's mother, Marilyn Young (31), just before he died. (© Daily Telegraph, London)