Maltese breed it became big news in 2007 when its owner, Leona Helmsley, bequeath property worth 12 million U.S. dollars. However, by the judge, his legacy was reduced to 2 million U.S. dollars.
Trouble is actually dead in December 2010, but his death was announced only on Thursday (09/06/2011). His health continued to retreat even she became blind and weak.
"Trouble was cremated and his ashes stored somewhere," said Eileen Sullivan, a spokesman for the Helmsley.
"Ward funds have been transferred to The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for charitable purposes," said Sullivan.
After Leona Helmsley died, the dog was very spoiled living in Florida. He admitted to Carl Lecic, General Manager of Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel in Sarasota.
Trouble is quite expensive cost of living, about 100,000 U.S. dollars per year. Costs included the 8000 U.S. dollars for maintenance, 1200 U.S. dollars for food, and the remainder for escort services 24 hours a day.
Security is very important for Trouble after John Codie, guardian charitable funds of 8 million U.S. dollars, reported that Trouble received 20 to 30 murder and kidnapping threats.
Since its inception, this Maltese breed a luxurious life. He purchased from the Kennel Club and taken to the house of Helmsley with a Mercedes Benz limousine. "Codie gives Trouble the Leona to comfort him after the death of Harry," said the person close to Helmsley told the New York Daily News.
Being a billionaire like Helmsley's pet dog, Trouble the more luxurious life. Helmsley went wherever he was always involved. Both were transported a private jet from her employer's house in Arizona to house in Florida, "the palace" 21 rooms in Connecticut, and penthouse in New York.
Because the tax case, Helmsley was sentenced 18 months federal prison. The woman died in prison.
Helmsley's will is very surprising. He did not bequeath anything to her son's widow and two grandchildren. He would leave the estate worth 12 million U.S. dollars to Trouble, her beloved dog.
In the will, specifically asked Trouble Helmsley was buried in the cemetery of the burrow with her family at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Westchester County, New York.
However, the will was not fulfilled because the rules say, animals can not be buried in the cemetery man.