The Turmoil That Maxwell's Kids Are Inheriting

Robert Maxwell gave editors of his newspapers the kind of story tabloid news hounds dream about: "Flamboyant Tycoon Dies in Mystery at Sea." But this time, the victim was Maxwell himself. Sometime in the early hours of Nov. 5, the 68-year-old British media baron vanished from his 180-foot motor yacht. His nude body was found floating later that day in the Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands. After a day of wild speculation about the circumstances of the death, an autopsy concluded that Maxwell died of natural causes, perhaps as a result of a heart attack, before falling overboard.

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