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Extremely Wealthy Dog Dies

6/9/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You ain't got Trouble no more, because Trouble -- one of the Richest dogs in the world -- is dead at 12.

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Leona Helmsley's famous dog inherited $12 million when the Queen of Mean died in 2007.  Although a judge slashed that amount to $2 million, which was placed in a trust, that was enough to provide the pooch with $8,000 a year for grooming, $1,200 for food and a full-time security guard -- something that became necessary after Trouble received dozens of death threats.

According to the New York Daily News, what remains in the trust will now go to the charitable trust Leona and her hubby left behind.  Turns out the dog's death was a secret for months -- she died in December, 2010.

Leona loved the dog more than many of her own flesh and blood. She cut several grandchildren out of her will entirely.

BTW, the doggie was cremated.


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mrspatrickcampbell    

RIP, little precious citizen - now you are with your mommy in heaven.

1194 days ago
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Cantankerous    

The dog died in 2010. Way to be on top of a non-news story. ha!

1194 days ago
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will    

what happened to the other 10 million?

1194 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

I thought dogs went somewhere else....like a dog heaven with lots of fire hydrants and doggie bones

1194 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

LOL, how you gonna send a dog death threats?!? SMDH...

1194 days ago
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messenger69    

I bet those grandchildren were happy to see it go.

1194 days ago
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McG    

will: "what happened to the other 10 million?"

The lawyers split it, of course.

1194 days ago
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Kathy    

Do you people actually read the story before you comment on it. If you did, your questions would have been answered.

1194 days ago
9.

LonnieB    

Um....how can a dog be wealthy?

Isn't money a human concept?

Shouldn't the headline be "Groomers, Pet Food Suppliers and Doggie Security Guards Lose Seats on Gravy Train"?

(Gravy Train...get it?)

1194 days ago
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stu    

it kills me the law has the right to rewrite peeps will's.
that doogie was robbed 10mil!!!

1194 days ago
11.

Robert    

Harvey:

Jeff Toobin wrote a great article about Trouble in the New Yorker a few years ago

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/09/29/080929fa_fact_toobin

Surely you're friends with Toobin! Can you get him on your show tomorrow for Lawyer Friday?

1194 days ago
12.

bunny    

Queen of Mean? Lisa Lampanelli isn't dead.

1194 days ago
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Me    

Kathy about an hour ago
Do you people actually read the story before you comment on it. If you did, your questions would have been answered

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Where does it answer what happened to the 10 million? It tells what happened to what was left of the 2 million. Did YOU read the story before commenting?

1194 days ago
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McG    

Kathy - Perhaps it might be better if YOU interpreted the content of the story correctly. It says that the judge slashed the 12 million down to 2 million, and what was left of the 2 million after the dog died, went to the charitable trust. The story does not state what happened to the 10 million, maybe it went to the charitable trust as well, but none of us really know from the information given here. I suggest you get down off your high horse and lighten up.

1194 days ago
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Politico Pablo    

Even dogs can't take it with them $$$ to "Doggy Heaven".

1194 days ago
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