Former MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL 'PHILTHY ANIMAL' TAYLOR Left Will Worth $1.85 Million

June 13, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor left a will worth £1.3 million (approximately $1.85 million),but made sure that his wife didn't get a share of his fortune.

Taylor died on November 11, 2015 of liver failure. He was 61 years old. He left the bulk of his estate to his sisters Linda Taylor-Fry and Helen Greenwood.

Before his death, the drummer was worried that his estranged wife might try to come forward wanting a piece of his estate, so his will made it very clear that she was to get nothing. The pair had married 15 years earlier, but they split up a short time later.

Taylor acknowledged the existence of his publicly for the first time in the will, but wrote that they had had "no contact… since shortly after the date of our marriage."

Taylor-Fry said her brother had attempted to track down his estranged wife to get a divorce before his death so that she would have no claim on his estate, even hiring a private detective to try to find her. Just two weeks before he died, he secured a divorce on the basis of their lengthy separation.

A few days after Taylor's passing, MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy told U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine that he was "devastated" to have lost one of his best friends. He said: "Now [Phil has] died and it really pisses me off that they take somebody like him and leave George Bush alive."

Taylor played in MOTÖRHEAD from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1987 to 1992. He appeared on the band's debut album, "On Parole", and played on a further ten albums, including 1979's "Bomber", 1980's "Ace Of Spades", and 1982's "Iron Fist".

Taylor contributed to MOTÖRHEAD's 1992 album "March Or Die" but departed the band during the recording process. The album was completed by drummers Tommy Aldridge and the band's most recent sticksman, Mikkey Dee.

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