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Songwriter Joseph Brooks Leaves Nothing In Will For His Children

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Best known from his award-winning ballad “You light up my life,” songwriter/producer Joseph Brooks killed himself using a mail order helium suicide kit.

That suicide kept him from going to trial for allegedly sexually assaulting thirteen young would-be starlets.

Now, his will reveals that he decided to light up only one life with the money he left.

$250,000 is going to the attractive young woman who was his personal trainer in recent years.

WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell On The Case

His four kids get nothing.

That includes Nicholas Brooks – his son accused of murdering his swimsuit designer girlfriend Sylvie Cachay at the Soho House hotel.

Ironically, the attorney representing Cachay’s family thinks Nicholas Brooks should get a share of his father’s fortune and then he could be sued for it.