Estranged siblings challenged will of sister who died of cancer; they were not told of her illness or death

They were not told of her illness or death; judge upholds will which benefited wife of youngest brother the most

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A woman with terminal cancer, who was estranged from her elderly mother and several siblings, insisted that they were not to be told of her illness.

The shock on learning of her death a month after it happened in 2017 sparked a court challenge of her will in which the wife of her youngest brother gained the most.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2020, with the headline Estranged siblings challenged will of sister who died of cancer; they were not told of her illness or death. Subscribe