Sassoon disinherits son from $150M wealth, famous hairdresser did not leave anything to David, reports say

By on Mar 25, 2013 in Europe Comments

Vidal Sassoon disinherits his son David Sassoon from his wealth, as allegedly written on his last will. The report comes nearly a year after the world famous hairdresser passed away on May 9, 2012, at the age of 84, in his home at Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles.

According to Daily Mail on Sunday, March 24, 2013, they learned that Vidal Sassoon did not leave anything to David, whom he adopted in 1975 at the age of three. Sassoon was worth an estimated £100 million (or around $152 million) and has finalized his last will two months before he died.

As noted in the report, Vidal Sassoon‘s last will was released in UK and the mentioned amount of wealth includes a £5.2 million share of estate in his home country. However, his wealth in the US has not been divided yet. When he died, he was living with his fourth wife Rhonda Holbrook, whom he married in 1992.

“My son David Sassoon and his issue are hereby disinherited and shall take nothing under this will, and for the purposes of the will, shall be deemed to have predeceased me, leaving no surviving issue.” A statement on Vidal Sassoon‘s last will and testament was quoted in the report.

“The will also specifically disinherits his former wives Elaine Nations, Beverly Sassoon, and Jeanette Sassoon.” The statement added, as quoted by Daily Mail. Vidal Sassoon had three biological children: Catya Sassoon, who died from drug-induced heart attack in 2002, Elan BenVidal, and Eden.

Apparently, Vidal Sassoon did not have a good relationship with David, saying in his 2010 autobiography that “He was also quite mischievous. At a fashion party David stood by a window on the second floor and peed out, just missing [chat show host legend] Johnny Carson‘s head.”

David spent a couple of years at a reform school near Sundance, Utah. He came back to Los Angeles but he still didn’t seem to fit in. There’s a certain point in my character where if I feel a situation is hopeless – walk away. Don’t torment yourself constantly. I walked away.” Sassoon reportedly added.


Vidal Sassoon and children David Eden Catya
Vidal Sassoon and his children David, Eden, and Catya (Far right) in 1990
Image Credit: Scope Features via Daily Mail


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