Details of Matthew Perry's Will Revealed

He left belongings in a trust named after a Woody Allen character
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2024 1:30 AM CDT
Details of Matthew Perry's Will Released
File - Matthew Perry poses for a portrait on Feb. 17, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

Details of Matthew Perry's will are coming out, and one particularly headline-generating detail is that the actor, who died last year at age 54, left his belongings in a trust apparently named after Woody Allen's Annie Hall character. The will, created in 2009, dictates most of his estate would be placed in the Alvy Singer Living Trust, Us Weekly reports. "All my personal and household effects, including, but not limited to, jewelry, furniture and furnishings, works of art and automobiles, together with any insurance on such property, shall pass as part of my residuary estate," legal documents state. Filings indicate Perry had more than $1 million in personal property at the time of his death; People reports that's in addition to what his executors had already placed in the trust.

Perry named Lisa Ferguson and Robin Ruzan executors, but Ruzan—executive producer of a game show Perry appeared on in 2010, Celebrity Liar—reportedly declined the role. Ferguson, Perry's longtime business manager, accepted it. Perry's divorced parents, John Perry and Suzanne Morrison (who did not have any other children together), are named as beneficiaries of the trust, as are his half-siblings Caitlin Morrison, Emily Morrison, Madeline Morrison, William Morrison, and Maria Perry-Bowick. His ex, Rachel Dunn, is also listed as a beneficiary. The will reportedly indicated any children of Perry's would not be entitled access to his estate, but the actor ended up having no kids. (More Matthew Perry stories.)

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