Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife, is Actually Bobby Fischer's Furry Child
I'm really worried that my dad is not my dad. The New York Times, see below, is saying that my real dad was Bobby Fischer, the famous chess champion. If the New York Times is correct, and they usually are pretty good about fact checking, then my dad, Kevin Rooney, the comedy writer, is not my real dad.
Fight Over Fischer’s Estate Is Taking Shape in Iceland
Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, but his long, strange story is not over.
This month, Miyoko Watai, the head of the Japanese Chess Association, who had long said she was Fischer’s wife, had that claim certified by Iceland’s highest court, according to the Web site Chessbase.com. That would make her the heir to Fischer’s estate.
But a few days later, Marilyn Young of the Philippines said in a statement, also published on Chessbase, that she had filed a claim in Iceland that her 8-year-old daughter, Jinky, was Fischer’s child. Among documents provided by Young were pictures of her, Fischer and Jinky together and at least two postcards to Jinky signed “Daddy” that she said were from Fischer. If Young’s claim is upheld, the statement said, her daughter would be entitled to two-thirds of Fischer’s estate under Icelandic law.
The claims must be settled in Iceland because Fischer was a citizen of that country when he died, and he reportedly left no will. He had emigrated to Iceland in 2005 after renouncing his United States citizenship.
Fischer’s estate could be substantial. He received $3.65 million in 1992 for winning a match with his old rival Boris Spassky, and sponsors paid for many of his living expenses.
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