Grateful Dead Member's Will: Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, who died of undetermined causes last month, excluded his two young daughters and his estranged wife from his $2-million estate. "I have intentionally omitted to provide for any person who is an heir of mine," Mydland wrote in a will executed March 12, according to documents filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court. Mydland named James Whitmer, an old friend, as administrator of the estate.
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Los Angeles Times Tuesday August 7, 1990 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 2 Column 5 Entertainment Desk 3 inches; 93 words Type of Material: Correction
Mydland estate--Grateful Dead musician Brent Mydland's estranged wife, Lisa, will receive half of his estate under California community property laws, according to James Whitmer, administrator of the Mydland Family Trust. The other half of the estate goes into a trust for the support and care of the couple's two young daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, Whitmer said. The Times incorrectly reported Monday that they would not share in his estate, based on erroneous Associated Press information. The estate has been estimated at more than $2.1 million. Mydland was found dead July 26 at his home in Lafayette, Calif. The cause of death has not been determined.