Strummer left wife $1.8 million estate

Jan. 7, 2007 at 7:07 PM
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LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Probate records show that after his death more than four years ago, British singer Joe Strummer of The Clash left his wife a $1.8 million estate.

The iconic rocker, whose work with The Clash was instrumental in the emergence of punk rock music, died Dec. 22, 2002. Recently revealed records show he left his wife, Lucinda, everything he had, The Mail on Sunday reported.

After liabilities, the total value of the bequeathal from the rocker, whose real name was John Graham Mellor, was more than $1,824,000.

The Clash -- with Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Keith Levene and Terry Chimes -- had 16 Top 40 hits. Rolling Stone magazine named the band's "London Calling" the best album of the 1980s, even though it was released in 1979.

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