Huguette Clark Leaves Fortune to the Nurse Randomly Assigned to Care for Her


Huguette Clark, the wealthy copper heiress who spent the past two decades in a hospital room before dying last month, left most of her $400 million estate to Hadassah Peri, the nurse who was randomly assigned to care for her twenty years ago. Peri will take ownership of Clark’s extensive doll collection, potentially worth millions of dollars, and 60 percent of Clark’s assets. (Other parts of the heiress’s estate went to her lawyer and her accountant.) Clark’s oceanfront mansion in Santa Barbara will become a museum for her vast collection of paintings, musical instruments, rare books, and general bizarreness. [NYT, LAT]