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Searching for Bobby Fischer's Illegitimate Daughter

7/5/2010 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Officials in Iceland dug up -- and subsequently reburied -- the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer in order to conduct a DNA test to see if he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines.

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Yes, really.

Fischer died in Iceland back in 2008 and left no will -- there has been a battle over his estate ever since. A woman came forward recently claiming she had a relationship with Fischer while he lived in the Philippines -- and that her daughter, Jinky Young, was Fischer's.

Fischer's body was dug up early Monday morning, DNA samples were taken, and he was buried again later in the day.

This would have made for the best episode of "Maury" ever.

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Sunshine    

The girl has a funny name.

1485 days ago
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pam    

Harvey,
NO ONE CARES! We all want to know WHO did you make a promise to spin media stories for when you were given the EXCLUSIVE STORY THAT MICHAEL JACKSON HAD DIED? TMZ posted the story SIX MINUTES BEFORE MJ WAS LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD BY HOSPITAL DOCTORS. It took me several interviews but I do know NOW that your not getting paid to post the BS stories like Murdering Murray saved some ho on a plane - you owe AEG or is it SONY for the EXCLUSIVE STORY THAT PUT TMZ ON THE MAP!

Ooops it's all going come out now Harvey....

1485 days ago
3.

annette    

Pam did you just wake up from a Dr. Murray induced coma?

TMZ was "on the map" long before MJ's death.

Ooops back atcha

#dork

1485 days ago
4.

lostontheisland    

Hey Pam, NO ONE CARES about you or your post or your conspiracy theories. Who cares if he was paid or paid someone. What makes me wonder is how low your mentality is...We all should investigate that ahahaha DERP!

1485 days ago
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mjfan212    

MICHAEL JACKSON MADE TMZ

1485 days ago
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mjfan212    

MICHAEL JACKSON MADE TMZ WITH OUT THE STORY OF HIS DEATH THEY WOULD BE ****

1485 days ago
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Sunshine    

These comments just shows the ignorance of MJ fans rabid fans.
TMZ was doing fine before MJ kicked the bucket.

1485 days ago
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bka62223    

Hey TMZ... here's another BIG story for you that you've somehow missed when it's right here in front of you... Bobby Fischer... quite obviously... Spencer Pratt's father!!! I'm mean really!!! Really???

1485 days ago
9.

NeverMind    

Michael Jackson didn't make TMZ. All Michael Jackson did is kick the bucket.
As a result, we now have a pleasure of his lunatic fans hanging out on this site day and night, leaving comments on posts that HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MICHAEL JACKSON.
Just saying...

1485 days ago
10.

David Wienowitz    

Hey it's the Burt's Bee's guy!!!

1484 days ago
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tigress    

Strange that all of these people are fighting for just two million bucks. Wives and all kind of relatives come crawling out of the woodwork when there is no will, however, if the child is his then she should have it. I hope it will be placed in a trust for her.
The moral of this story is make sure that you leave a will or they will dig up your sorry ass for your dna or your ex-wife, or ex-husband, might get it all.

1484 days ago
12.

ralph    


Mel is not a problem.

Bobby Fischer was a problem.

Bobby Fischer spoke in hateful terms about blacks and Jews even when he wasn't being arrested for DUI or trying to convince his girlfriend to watch out for her own safety.

Bobby Fischer had his own radio talk show in Manila, and all the young people would listen to him late at night. At first, their mothers and school teachers had no idea where it was coming from.

Bobby Fischer was a cold war icon. Bobby Fischer was a problem.

1484 days ago
13.

Darlene    

Always someone out with the hand open!! A man cant even rest in peace! Pathetic!!

1484 days ago
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yo    

duh boobie hated everyone in the world so much that he would have never left a will, even for his child, even if he had known. Mj fans, tmz had a tv show rated just under access hollywood LONG before Mj died from an addiction in which he was enabled by everyone he surrounded himself with. Mj was always such a turnoff I cant even imagine him being in love or coming on to a woman at all. When he kissed lisa marie, it felt wrong. Like watching a gay guy trying to get through a play where he has to kiss the female lead. He was all wrong inside and out and that IS how he will be remembered ultimately whether you like it or not.

1484 days ago
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Ehécatl    

Maybe there´s no point in asking, but was he really the girl´s father?

1484 days ago
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