Orlando – An Orlando district judge has settled a dispute over the estate of gay icon Divine, most famous for being the muse of director John Waters.
Divine’s legal name is Harris Glenn Milstead, and he died in 1988 at the age of 42 from an enlarged heart. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael O’Quinn, a friend of Milstead’s mother, Frances, became Frances’ business manager and then was named as beneficiary of Milstead’s estate in her will.
Frances later revised the will to leave the estate to her nieces and nephews. The court ruled that O’Quinn willfully ignored the revision and took over the estate.
The misappropriation was discovered by O’Quinn’s business partner in 2011 and led to the court case. The case was settled July 10.