The road has not been smooth for the Campbell family following Glen Campbell‘s death after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Aug. 8 of last year.
According to the Tennessean, Campbell’s longtime publicist Sanford Brokaw will provide testimony in court as part of an ongoing legal battle regarding his will. Campbell left behind a nearly $50 million estate, but his will reportedly cuts out several family members.
Known more commonly as Sandy Brokaw, the publicist worked with Campbell and several other globally recognized clients for decades. Now, a Davidson County Court has subpoenaed Brokaw to appear in Nashville to “provide proof of the decedent’s capacity since 2002.” Brokaw also must provide all communications with Campbell since 2002.
The subpoena comes as three of Campbell’s children are challenging his 2006 will, which leaves them out of inheriting any of his estate. Campbell’s children William, Kelli and Wesley aren’t included in the will.
Campbell fathered eight children throughout four marriages. William (Travis), Kelli and Wesley (Kane) all came from his second marriage to Billie Jean Nunley, which ended in 1976.
However, the will includes his widow Kim Woolen, as well as their three children together, Cal, Shannon and Ashley. It also includes his eldest daughter Debra Cloy and son Dillon, whom he had with ex-wife Sarah Barg.
Court records indicate Glen Campbell had a different will as early as 2002.
This isn’t the first time there have been legal proceedings involving the Campbell family. Daughter Debby and son Travis claimed that Campbell’s wife Kim was preventing them from seeing their father while in hospice care.
Along with the daughter of country legend Peter Falk, those two Campbells won major legislative victory with the passage of the Campbell/Falk Act. The legislation allowed them to see their father, despite a conservator’s objection.