NBC News reported Monday that a long-lost relative of the reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who could have inherited $19 million of her $300 million fortune, has been found dead under a Union Pacific Railroad overpass in Wyoming.
Homeless man who didn't know he was millionaire is found dead before he could be told about his fortune: Body of 'heir' to $300m discovered frozen to death under railway bridge.
Timothy Henry Gray's body was discovered by children sledding under a Union Pacific Railroad overpass in Evanston, in the southwest of the state on Thursday, as the temperatures hit 10 degrees
Gray, 60, was the half great-nephew of Clark, who died in May 2011 at Beth Israel Hospital aged 104 and tragically was unaware that he was potentially entitled to 6.25 percent of her copper mining fortune, which has been conservatively estimated at £307 million by the administrator of her estate.
Lieutenant Bull Jeffers of the Evanston Police Department said that there was no evidence of foul play involved in the death and that Gray was only wearing a light jacket.
She had forked over millions to live at the hospital an eyebrow-raising two decades, as her massive mansions in Connecticut and California — as well as a sprawling, 42-room, three-unit Fifth Avenue apartment overlooking Central Park — sat unused.
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