The Detroit News reports Carroll Shelby will finally be buried some two months after his death. Two factions of the legendary designer's family have finally settled on what do with his remains.

One one side, Shelby's children claimed he wanted his remains cremated and divided between them and a plot in Texas. His surviving wife, Cleo Shelby, said the document detailing those wishes was a forgery, and that Carroll Shelby had actually signed different paperwork two years ago giving her control over his remains. The two parties lawyered up, but earlier this week said that they were close to reaching a settlement that would prevent a civil trial.

The agreement will see Shelby cremated and his ashes split five ways, with the final portion going to his wife. Shelby's oldest son, Michael, says he and his siblings aren't happy with the arrangement, but are eager to finally bury their father.

We just hope we die long before we're famous.


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      A P
      • 2 Years Ago
      "We just hope we die long before we're famous" With the crap writing on AB as of late, that wont be a problem.
      wanna
      • 2 Years Ago
      This has got to be the worst public post death bickering among family i've seen in my lifetime. So sad and really just plain stupid.
        JaredN
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wanna
        Unfortunately, it's not. The family of Ted Williams fought over his remains. Eventually, his head was removed from his body and sent to a cryogenics lab. After RFK Jr.'s estranged ex-wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy died earlier this year, RFK Jr. insisted that his estranged wife be buried in the family plot, in Centerville, MA, near the Kennedy compound. He did this over the strenuous objections of her family, who refused to attend the funeral. Several weeks after the funeral, without obtaining the proper permits, RFK Jr. had her dug up and moved 700' away to an unmarked grave.
      Will
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm going to haunt the **** out of my family if they pull some crap like this after I die.
      Akram Moussa
      • 2 Years Ago
      WTF!! There should be a law for maximum burial period. So sad.
      zzzzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      How despicable that a family can disrespect their own deceased in this way. And just imagine the shape his body must be in by now. Sitting around for months out in the open.
        davebo357
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zzzzzz
        Hahah, "out in the open"? I'm genuinely curious what you think happens with corpses while they await burial/cremation.
      hen
      • 2 Years Ago
      This poster consistently has the most error filled writing on AB.
      Jim Dunkin
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should cremate from the stomach up and from the legs down and give the a$$ to the kids.
      KUSH it real good™
      Yeah, this is so petty, and lame. Humans can still be so obsolete in their thinking. It's just your physical vessel, your container. And it's such a scam to sell people crap even after they've passed on. Caskets, funerals, etc, such a rip-off racket. Most likely, the idea to put your useless physical vessel in a fancy box after you pass on came from someone in the church. Always looking to profit off something utterly uncouth. You'll pass on from this "reality", this existence, and your consciousness won't need your container when you go.
      darkness
      • 2 Years Ago
      White People SMH
      Jim Blankenship
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want to be cremated when I die. No wake, No funeral, No service-nothing. When I am declared medically dead, they can have any organs that can be used for transplants, burn me, & flush my ashes down the toilet as far as I am concerned. When you're dead, it won't matter-you're dead.
        Cindy Sacks
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jim Blankenship
        I agree about not wanting to spend thousands on funeral trappings and taking up space in a cemetary, but I think having a memorial service should be left up to your loved ones. It really is for them after all. Many people need this to provide closure. Let them have one if they want too. Like you say, it won't matter - you're dead! (-:
      djpatrick35
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is goddam sick and shame on his so-called loved ones for letting a great man rot in some morgue for two months! Let it be known to internet strangers that I want my organs donated, I want to be cremated and my ashes spread at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Laguna Seca and Road America!
      mazeroni
      • 2 Years Ago
      So much for dignity and respect for a family member you loved in cared for. The only discussion the public should of had after his passing was his legacy and how best to remember the icon but it was spoiled with this B.S.
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