Music exec leaves $1.5m to chauffeur and doorman in his will. "He could fuck a nun," says ex-wife.
A poker-playing music biz exec gave $1.5 million to a doorman and chauffeur in his will, reports the New York Post.
Late Wind-Up Records boss Alan Meltzer (pictured above, bottom right) left the money to two of his workers as reward for their friendship after his wife left him.
“I don’t know what to do exactly with the money, but one thing I know for sure — every year, I’m going to bring the guy some flowers at his grave,’’ said chauffeur Jean Laborde, who received $1 million — or 10 per cent of his boss’s $10 million estate.
“He was always joking. He never looked down on anybody,’’ said Laborde, a 54-year-old father of five from New Jersey. “He was such a nice guy. He left me money, but it’s not a good deal for me because it means he’s no longer here.’’
Meanwhile doorman Chamil Demiraj trousered about $500,000 from the label boss, whose Wind-Up signings included Evanescence and Creed.
“I appreciate it,” Demiraj said. “He was a generous guy. He was a really good friend of mine, and I was a good friend of his. It’s a surprise. Peace and rest to him. That’s all I can say.”
The 67-year-old — also a high-stakes celebrity poker player — died on Halloween, about a year after he and his wife, Diana, divorced after at least 13 years together and no kids.
The split cost his ex a guaranteed 33 per cent of his estate. Suffice to say, she was not a happy camper.
“He can leave it to whoever he wants to,” Diana told the paper. “I’m doing fine. I could care less.
“If he wants to give it to the bums, he can give it to the bums. He could fuck a nun. I couldn’t give a shit. He can give his money to whoever he wants. We’re divorced. The man is dead.”