John Henry Williams Headed for Alcor
So let it be written into the contract, so let it be done.
Exhibit A: Freezer Boy
and Fraudia Made
Ted Sign Napkin
7.25.02 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ted Williams signed a pact
with two of his children asking to be frozen after his death, according to
court documents filed today.
Williams' scrawled signature, along with those of
son John Henry and daughter Claudia, appears at the bottom of a
handwritten note dated Nov. 2, 2000, more than three years after Williams
signed a will requesting to be cremated.
"JHW, Claudia and Dad all agree to be put into
biostasis after we die," reads the pact, which family attorney Bob Goldman
said was written in a Gainesville hospital room before the Hall of Famer
"This is what we want, to be able to be together in
the future, even if it is only a chance," the document said.
John Henry and Claudia Williams have been feuding
with their half sister since the slugger died on July 5 at age 83 and was
Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell wants to retrieve her
father's body, cremate it and sprinkle his ashes off Florida's coast, as
Williams' will dictates.
But shortly after Williams' death, his body was
sent to an Arizona laboratory to be preserved on the orders of John Henry
Williams and Claudia Williams.
In a statement released Thursday, John Henry
Williams and Claudia Williams said: "With relief we have provided the
court with clear-cut, definitive evidence that our father's last wishes
have been carried out and we hope this will bring closure to this issue."
Messages left for Ferrell and her attorney were not
immediately returned Thursday. (AP)
When There's a Will,
There's a Way.
Go-Bobby-Jo to Smoke 'em
Cause She's Got 'em
Barbara 'Smoking Gun' Joyce to Go Ashes to Ashes for Ted's Wishes.
See her on Ricky Lake, Jerry Springer, or Oprah! on a TV near you.
NO D-ICE: John-Henry, Fraudia, and
Uncle Albert to Battle Bobby-Jo in Court.
''Based on what I know and believe,
after the time of his will, Ted chose to have his body preserved via
cryonics,'' said executor Albert Cassidy, a Winter Haven real estate
developer, in a statement. ''While many people may not make the same
choice for themselves, I hope people will respect this as a private family
7.17: Globe story
Kid's Kids May Reach Compromi$e
on Ted's Remains.
...but she's not
John-Henry Wants the
The Cold Reality of the Williams Fight
The Poison Pen
Williams said to sign papers he couldn't understand in late years
The Kid, in his waning years, often signed legal and financial documents
without understanding their content or even being able to read them,
according to his former personal assistant.
Williams's daughter asks for help
Doctor: Williams's son devoted, not exploitative
Full coverage: Ted Williams remembered
Daughter to Bush: Save Ted
Ted Williams' daughter appealed yesterday to
an astronaut and two presidents to step up to the plate for Ted and help
thwart his son's plans to freeze his body.
Cryonics lab: Wills must not state other wishes
Pals: John Henry should defend decision
to be Released
Threats for Ted's Kid
7.10.02: JHW and Claudia fly out of Milwaukee after hotel death
Selig on Icegate, John-Henry
"I have no comment on
that... they chose to leave and we're going ahead with the ceremony"
Ted's New Will Won't Say If He Can Be Frozen in Time
Florida Judge to Decide Next Week
President Bush Monitoring
George Bush Senior calls JHW "a wonderful son"
1939 Teddy graces cover of this
week's Sports Illustrated
New Teddy Ballgame?
Cooler Heads Prevail?
Free Ted, Don't Freeze Him
"I will rescue my father's body"
- Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell
"Just the idea of Ted Williams's head lying in a freezer
somewhere in Arizona should be enough for Red Sox Nation to rustle up a posse
to go after his kid."
- Bob Ryan, Boston Globe
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