Spain court orders exhumation of Dali's remains in paternity claim

A woman from Girona filed a paternity claim to be recognised as the daughter of artist Salvador Dali.
A woman from Girona filed a paternity claim to be recognised as the daughter of artist Salvador Dali.PHOTO: OPERA GALLERY

MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dali be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous artist filed a paternity claim.

The Madrid court said on Monday (June 26) the exhumation aimed "to get samples of his remains to determine whether he is the biological father of a woman from Girona (in northeastern Spain) who filed a claim to be recognised as the daughter of the artist".