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Jerry's Kids: We're Sick of Being Cut Out

8/10/2008 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Orbach -- son of the late "Law & Order" actor Jerry Orbach -- lit into his stepmother for allegedly cutting Jerry's spawn out of his $10 million estate.

In a letter obtained by the NY Post, Chris calls Elaine Cancilla-Orbach "a double-dealing, lying, scheming, miserable fool" -- and says all he's been left with are few CDs, two sweaters, a pool cue and a pocketknife.

Chris also blasts Elaine's decision to donate his father's eyes, saying, "Having to leave my father's deathbed so that some guy with an ice box could shuck his eyes out while they were fresh still makes me sick and furious to this day."

Elaine says Chris is full of bull, noting that Chris was never aware of Jerry's wish to donate his eyes upon his death.

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1.

Mary    

Maybe Jerry's son should get a job. What a loser.

2231 days ago
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Michelle    

why would he want to donate his eyes ?

2231 days ago
3.

WTF    

The children of step parents usually get nothing but the shaft. Why parents (paticularly the men) fail to write a will including their children is a mystery.

2231 days ago
4.

FlBiker    

If you Love your family, consult an Estate Planning Attorney.

2231 days ago
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Eve    

i agree with jerry's son. 110%

2231 days ago
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rn    

the corneas were donated to 2 people so that they would have their vision restored - a wonderful gift - hope the son never needs any organ transplant because he sounds like an ungrateful jerk

2231 days ago
7.

Kate    

Shame his son is such trash. "shuck his eyes out" !

Being an organ donor was Jerry Orbach's choice, he made it long before he died.

2231 days ago
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purplebellagirl    

Hope Jerry's kid never needs an organ!!!!!

2231 days ago
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stephanie    

I call BS. As a nurse that has worked with organ donation, no one comes and shucks out anyones eyes. AFTER the patient has passed, and has been taken to the morgue, someone from the organ procurement group will remove the corneas. The actual eyes remain in the patient.

2231 days ago
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Tulip    

I was feeling bad for this guy until he started complaining about his father's eyes being donated. Look out Chris, ever hear of karma?

2231 days ago
11.

Ya Think    

Shame on Chris Orbach! His comments make me sick. Jerry Orbach made an unselfish choice to help others through organ donation, and his son's attempt to cheapen that gift with his own greedy motives is beyond despicable. I hope he spends the rest of his life broke and in ill health.

2231 days ago
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shell    

As someone that has lived through a stepmother taking everything, I feel for him. But as the recipient of a kidney from an organ donor, I don't like his attitude about donating his father's eyes.

2231 days ago
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Laura    

I hope Jerry made stipulations (one way or another ) to his children in the will. I agree with the earlier poster that the step-children definitely get the short end of the stick. It is never a good idea to put the step-mother in charge to divvy anything up. Emotions and greed get in their way and the kids get screwed! I hope they take this woman to court!

2231 days ago
14.

RobN    

Anybody who begrudges an organ donation is a moron. People will regain their sight because of his father's unselfish actions. Too bad the son can't do the same.

The kids were not cut out of the will. They have trusts set up in their names. Kid could always get a job and provide for himself like his Dad did.

Why shouldn't Orbach provide for his wife of nearly 30 years? It's not like he married some 22 year old when he was 70. They'd been married for decades.

2231 days ago
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oklahomabarry    

No one deserves an inheritance. If Jerry's son needs money he can earn it. His father earned his own. And as to the transplant complaint, Chris ought to be ashamed. What does he care what happens to his father's body?!?!?

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