Helmsley Leaves 1.5 Percent of Fortune to Pooch

Leona Helmsley joined the ranks of an elite group of crackpot dead ladies this morning when it was announced that her estate would give $12 million dollars to her dog, Trouble. In further awesomeness, two of her grandchildren will receive nothing, "for reasons which are known to them." A handful of millions will also go to other relatives and advisers, and $100,000 will go to the limo driver. Of course, the news that should have made headlines here is that the rest of her estimated $4 to $8 billion fortune will go to charity. But come on, how could the Post possibly be expected to pass up the cover line, "Heir of the Dog!"?

Leona Wills $12M to a Pooch [NYP]