NY Philharmonic violinist leaves $1 million – and no heir

The office of the Manhattan Public Administrator is seeking relatives of Eugene Bergen, a violinist in the NY Philharmonic who died in 2012, aged 96, leaving no known relatives.

Among other assets, Bergen owned a Gagliano violin. Read more on the search for heirs here.

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  • John Smith wrote: It seems bizarre that the money, if unclaimed, does not eventually become the property of the equivalent of the crown.

    Dear John Smith – It only seems bizarre until you realize that unlike the British, we Americans are not “subjects” ruled by a family.
    We are “citizens” living in the country known as “the land of the free”.

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