More than five years after his death, Patrick Swayze’s family is dealing with a new kind of heartbreak, as they believe his will was forged — and they’re demanding answers.
Suspicions were raised about the document, which was allegedly signed by the beloved actor on July 27, 2009 — when it was revealed nothing was left to his mother and siblings while essentially his entire estate (valued at $40 million) was left to his wife, Lisa Niemi.
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And now one of his relatives — niece Danielle Swayze — is calling for action after a handwriting expert allegedly said it’s “unlikely” the Dirty Dancing hunk signed the document.
“There needs to be an investigation! If it is a forgery, that’s a felony,” she says.
The 26-year-old insists it’s not about the money, explaining, “I just want the satisfaction of knowing.”
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For the family, the integrity of the will isn’t the only thing that keeps their deceased relative from resting in peace. Danielle explains Lisa was supposed to scatter his ashes at his prized New Mexico ranch — but the family wasn’t invited, so they still don’t know the fate of his remains.
“We don’t know where his ashes are — if she kept them, sold them or has them,” she tells Radar. “We’re killing ourselves with questions that go unanswered.”