Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, died in Paris on Tuesday, and reports said his cat has been mentioned in his will.
A report by BBC News said Choupette, the German designer’s cat, had been named one of Lagerfeld’s heirs would inherit $200 million.
Lagerfeld had Choupette back in 2012 and gave most of his attention to her.
In an interview with Numero, a French magazine, last year, he stated that he named his cat one of the heirs of his estate. Where he later on added, “Don’t worry, there is enough for everyone.”
In another Numero interview with the designer, he revealed Choupette was taken care of by two maids and lived a lavish life as she’s served with four different dishes served in fabulous bowls every day.
Choupette, a blue-eyed ragdoll, earned $3 million after doing adverts for a German car firm and cosmetic brands in Japan with Lagerfeld. The cat is also famous online, garnering 200,000 following in both her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Debbie Ugbo, an experienced member of the Wills and Probate team at Slaw and Gordon law firm, told The Independent that it is not unusual for people to put pets in their will, but there are certain rules in UK that shows how that might work.
“A cash gift left directly to a pet upon death will fail as animals cannot own cash or legally receive an inheritance,” she told The Independent. “The Executors/Trustees of an estate can however hold money assigned to pets on trust with the direction that the money is used to pay for the pet’s care, maintenance and other expenses.”
It is still unsure who would care for Choupette, now that her furr-rent has gone.