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June 2012
By far one of the most insightful articles to date!
Reconfirms all we have known from the beginning...
THANK YOU Mr. Stone!

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By Brad Stone on June 28, 2012
February 2012
It would appear he is free from prison again.

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http://www.purepeople.com/article/deces-peter-ikin-alexandre-despallieres-l-amant-et-principal-suspect-libere_a96059/1
September 2011
Translated - Link

Despallières Alexander is still the number one suspect in the investigation into the death of his lover Peter Ikin, Australian music producer and former head of Warner Music. Indicted for "murder" and "forgery and uttering false", the French 42-year-old was remanded in custody in June 2010 before being released on March 22. Alexandre Despallières however, has its most respected judicial review since July. An arrest warrant was issued in August. He was arrested last week, according to France-Soir, and immediately placed in custody of the prison of Fresnes.

Upon his release from prison, had taken refuge with Alexander Despallières Standing Clarisse, daughter of Jean-Jacques Standing and Chantal Goya . In July, she reported to police that he was no longer living at home. Last Thursday, before the judge of freedoms and detention, Alexander Despallières says he suffers from depression and was no longer "able to meet" the requirements of its judicial review. According to a source familiar with the matter, this "leak" aggravates his case, "because it certifies that it has something to be ashamed."

A reminder of the facts necessary: ​​Alexandre Despallières is suspected of murdering his former partner Peter Ikin, 62, a friend of stars such as Elton John and Rod Stewart . The death in November 2008 in Paris, was first attributed to a heart attack and the investigation was reopened in 2009 following the suspicion of the victim's nephew. If the body was cremated shortly after death, without the consent of the family, a blood stored at the hospital showed a strong dose of acetaminophen that could have been fatal.

Alexandre Despallières he killed his companion to collect an inheritance? He could indeed get his hands on the loot, because the couple had PACS before the death in England and, with the help of two accomplices, he would have provided a false will in her favor.

In March, a new expert report established that the death of Ikin is not due to a "massive ingestion" of paracetamol but rather a "chronic use", perhaps coupled with "an absorption of alcohol and cocaine. " The day before his death, Peter Ikin was required to leave the hospital in the Pitié-Salpêtrière against the advice of doctors. If the idea of ​​killing is greatly weakened, the survey, however, certified a true testament was drawn up by Alexander Despallières and near.

Back to square one prison, the mysterious Alexander Despallières (which even family history raised the questions of investigators, both parents having died of drug overdose) has not yet revealed all its secrets ...
April 2011
Link: Peter Ikin Accused Gets Bail
The Social Shuttle
26 January 2011 Update: Translated - Link
News published yesterday, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 14:51

Indicted for murder and forgery and forgery , the main suspect in the investigation into the death of Australian music producer and former head of Warner Music Peter Ikin, French Despallières Alexander remains in jail.

The Court of Appeal of Paris has just rejected, January 18, a new application for release of the suspect, aged 41, according to AFP. One of his alleged accomplices, Jeremiah Bilien, indicted for forgery and uttering forged documents, he has been released under judicial supervision.

Quick resume: Alexandre Despallières is suspected of murdering his former partner Peter Ikin, 62, a friend of stars like Elton John or Rod Stewart . The death was initially attributed to a heart attack and the investigation was reopened in 2009 following suspicions of the victim's nephew. If the body was cremated shortly after death, without the permission of the family, an analysis of stored blood at the hospital showed a strong dose of paracetamol, which could be fatal.

Alexander Despallières he killed his companion for an inheritance? It could indeed get their hands on the loot, because the couple had PACS in England before death and with the help of two accomplices, he even provided a false will in her favor.

Overwhelm many testimonies, including that of her step-sister, who in a letter to the Paris prosecutor says (after it), "passed a crook of Alexander and perhaps killer series. Five people in his entourage were killed in unclear circumstances in the space of six years and always in his presence: Peter Ikin, but also family members Despallières, namely his parents and grandparents, people he is each time one of the heirs.

Alexander Despallières is considered innocent of the charges against him until a final conviction. Affaire à suivre... Stay tuned ...
11 September 2010 Updates:
The plot thickens: Ikin home for sale
Sydney Morning Herald Sept. 11, 2010

THE suspected murder of Sydney showbiz executive Peter Ikin by his younger French lover is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to the life and times of Alexandre Despallieres.

Indeed the intricate web Despallieres weaved around himself to ensnare the likes of Ikin, and several others, it seems, is slowly being unravelled by investigators as a sensational case stretching from Sydney to Paris is built against the charismatic Frenchman who maintains his innocence.

This week, as Despallieres languishes in a cell in the bleak Fresnes prison in Paris on suspicion of killing Ikin for his fortune, Ikin's former luxury London home, which Despallieres moved into within days of his lover's death and where he kept his ashes in the back of a cupboard, has been quietly put on the market.

The two-level, red brick home in a Victorian townhouse in London's swanky Cheyne Place is expected to fetch about $4 million.

The home, where the much-loved Ikin entertained his many friends, including Britt Ekland and Elton John, was reportedly stripped of antiques and valuables by Despallieres days after Ikin's death in November 2008. Ikin was found dead in a Paris hotel just weeks after he ''married'' Despallieres in a civil service in London and allegedly signed his fortune over.

The proceeds of the sale form part of Ikin's $20 million estate, the same fortune which Despallieres later claimed in its entirety after presenting a photocopied 2008 will, which was later challenged in the British High Court after Ikin's Sydney family and friends, beneficiaries of Ikin's 2002 Sydney will, suspected a forgery.

In an out-of-court settlement reached last year Despallieres agreed to relinquish his claim on the estate in return for a $1 million share, but not before he bought three Porsches, donated $500,000 to a tree planting charity in Britain, took holidays in luxury castles and bought for himself and his lover expensive watches and helicopter joy rides.

The Porsches - one of which was bought for his ''personal assistant'' Jeremy Bilien, who witnessed the suspect will and has subsequently admitted to French police it was a forgery - were seized by the court and later sold, the proceeds being returned to Ikin's estate.

During Despallieres's ''grieving'' period Ikin's friends, including Rod Stewart's former manager Billy Gaff, rallied around him. Gaff later successfully sued Despallieres, claiming he had defrauded him of $500,000, telling PS he felt ''foolish'' after ''falling under Despallieres' spell''.

But it was when another of Ikin's friends, John Reid, pursued the French coroner to conduct an analysis of Ikin's blood, a sample of which had been kept for nearly a year after he died and was cremated, ''lethal'' doses of paracetamol were discovered in his system. That finding resulted in Despallieres' arrest.

Since then the media have been digging over the many claims Despallieres made about his life, from telling Ikin he was dying of AIDS and brain tumours, to claiming he was part of the wealthy de Rothschild family.

Last week a leading French current affairs program, Sept a Huit, aired similar accusations on the national TV network TF1 - picking up on Herald reports that Despallieres' family had raised questions about his alleged involvement in the demise of his parents.

This week marie claire magazine quoted a statement made by a Sydney woman, Petra Campbell, the former partner of Despallieres' brother Marc, who lives in Sydney. She told PS she now holds concerns for her safety following her involvement in police investigations. Marc Despallieres, a dealer in Aboriginal art, told the Herald in July he doubted his ''little brother'' was a murderer. He has since gone into hiding. The article quotes him saying: ''He is very dangerous. My advice to you is to keep away from my brother if you value your life."

Campbell has also told French authorities that Alberto Pinto, a famous French interior designer, once accused Alexandre Despallieres of attempting to poison him.

Last week it was revealed that an elderly American woman, an heiress to a multimillion-dollar fortune, had been convinced by Despallieres to adopt him in the US in the early 2000s.

The woman, known only as Mrs Becker, refused to comment on Despallieres last week. She told Sept a Huit she had cancelled the adoption after the Frenchman had allegedly attempted to poison her during a dinner in Beverly Hills.

Two months ago Despallieres, along with Frenchman Vincent Bray, his former French-American wife Laetitia Nail and Bilien, were arrested by French police on suspicion of murdering Ikin to claim his fortune.

Bray has been released on bail. The other three remain in custody until French authorities determine if a criminal trial will proceed.

This week one of Ikin's closest Sydney friends, Brian Flaherty, said he would travel to Paris for any trial to ''watch that bastard burn'', describing the Frenchman as ''being like one of those exotic flowers that lures in the insects … then, bam, they're done for''.
23 July 2010 Updates:
Daily Mail-  23 July by Chris Hutchins

WHEN it comes to making friends and influencing people, Alexandre Despallieres has an astonishing ability to cast a spell on those who coss his path.

It helps, of course, that the former would-be pop star is classically good-looking, with the kind of physique admired by both men and women. 'The most beautiful man I have ever seen,' is how he is described by theSwedish actress Britt Ekland, just one of those he impressed.

But last month, 42-year-old Despallieres, who once released a single titled Love Unto Death, was seized by French police from an upmarket Parisian hotel under suspicion of murder and forgery.

His alleged victim is Peter Ikin, formerly one of the top executives at record label Time Warner, who worked with stars such as Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel and Fleetwood Mac. Ikin, who was gay, died from an alleged 'heart attack' in a Paris hotel room in 2008, and French police - not to mention the dead man's friends and family - are suspicious.

They believe that Despallieres forged Ikin's will, making himself the sole beneficiary of his £10 million fortune -and after his death moved into his £3 million apartment in fashionable Cheyne Place in Chelsea. There, Despallieres, a Frenchman, kept Ikin's ashes in an urn on the bedside table.

The astonishing story leading up to his arrest in Paris last month bears a haunting resemblance to the Patricia Highsmith novel, The Talented Mr Ripley.

Like the sauve psychopathic fantasist Ripley, played by actor Matt Damon in the Hollywood version of the book, Despallieres pursued friendships with the fabulously wealthy and emulated their lifestyles while apparently having no money of his own.

And like his fictional counterpart, Despallieres' life was built on a tangled web of lies, one which drew in several leading lights from the British music industry.

Peter Ikin met Despallieres more than 20 years ago and the pair had a brief affair. But in the summer of 2008, Despallieres and Ikin rekindled their relationship.

According to friends, they decided to formalise this just months later
after Despallieres claimed he was dying from both Aids and a brain tumour. He said he had made millions from the internet and wanted to ensure that his fortune did not fall into the hands of his two estranged brothers.

In truth, there was no fortune, but nevertheless the pair entered into a
civil partnership at Chelsea Town Hall on October 10, 2008. Apparently
uncertain about the arrangement, Ikin told none of their celebrity friends.

The first sign that something was wrong came the day after the ceremony when Ikin emailed his close friend Brian Flaherty, writing: 'His (Despallieres) existing will has been destroyed and (he) wants me to cancel my will which doesn't mention him and do a new one here (I am not sure about all this) and go through the motions of putting at least Cheyne Place in joint names.'

Another friend of Ikin's, John Reid, a former manager of Sir Elton John, also received a phone call just days after the civil partnership ceremony, telling him that 'something bad' had happened.

Ikin went on to explain how Despallieres had said that since they hadn't bought wedding presents for each other, they should exchange cheques for £50,000.

It seems a bizarre arrangement, but it allowed Despallieres subsequently to cash his cheque without telling Ikin. When Ikin tried to do the same, Despallieres' cheque bounced.

Shockingly, less than a month later, on November 12, at the age of 62 Ikin was lying dead in a Paris hotel room. Before word had spread, Despallieres had had him cremated.

One of Ikin's closest friends, Billy Gaff, a former manager of Rod Stewart, was in Miami when he heard the news in a phone call from Ikin's former secretary, Anne-Marie Nicole.

At first, Gaff assumed that his caller had confused Ikin with his partner. After all, it was Despallieres who was meant to be terminally ill. 'I said, "No, no, you must mean Alex is dead",' he recalls.

The funeral was arranged so quickly that only John Reid and a handful of friends attended. Reid says: 'Alex appeared to distressed - it was possibly the greatest performance of his life.'

When Ikin's friends heard of his 'heart attack', they rallied around Despallieres, offering their support. Gaff, along with John Reid, took to calling on their late friend's ailing partner at Ikin's Chelsea home on an almost daily basis.

Still believing him to be terminally ill, Gaff helped nurse the 'dying' Despallieres, paid his doctors' bills and cooked for him. Britt Ekland, also in Ikin's circle, was another frequent visitor, accompanying Despallieres on short daily walks along the river.

When Gaff mentioned on one occasion that he was finding it difficult to park his car, a new Mercedes, he suggested that Despallieres registered the car in his name so they could get a Chelsea resident's parking permit for the vehicle. Subsequently Despallieres told the police that the car was his and Gaff had stolen it from him.

But that was small beer compared with the matter of Ikin's will. Just four months after he died, Despallieres produced a photocopy of a will that made him Ikin's sole beneficiary. He claimed the original document had been stolen in a burglary and all that remained was this photocopy.

He even told Gaff he was short of cash while the will was going through probate. By the time Gaff realised that something was wrong, he had handed over around £300,000 to pay lawyers for probate and Ikin's American Express bill. Though in retrospect this sounds painfully naive, Despallieres was clearly a very convincing man, so much so that Gaff advanced him the money in sums of £40,000-£50,000.

By now, Peter Ikin's solicitor Peter Court had also realised something was very wrong. Ikin had lodged his will with Court in 2002, leaving his fortune to two charities, friends, his godchildren and his only blood relative, his nephew and Catholic priest Father Gary Perritt.

But when the solicitor tried to lodge the will with a court for probate and checked with Ikin's bank, he discovered from Barclays that there was another will, 'signed' by Ikin on August 7, 2008 in Paris, which had been accepted by the UK courts. It had all the hallmarks of an amateurish forgery and was not witnessed by a solicitor but by two friends of Despallieres - who have now both been charged with forgery and fraud.

Court then wrote to Despallieres' London lawyers saying that he was 'astounded' by events. And during a High Court action in London last December, Despallieres agreed to give up all rights to Ikin's estate in return for a payment of £800,000, £300,000 of which would be used to reimburse Billy Gaff for the money he had advanced to him, and to return Ikin's ashes and items of his jewellery to his estate.

Despallieres had already spent hundreds of thousands of Ikin's money, including the cost of three Porsches for his friends and a donation of almost £250,000 to a tree planting charity, which the High Court ordered the National Trust to return to the estate.


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Daily Mail-  23 July by Chris Hutchins continued...

But while High Court judges wrangled over Ikin's wealth, his friend John Reid was unable to shake off his darker fears about Ikin's death in Paris. Under French law, a dead person's vital organs are preserved for a year if the death was in any way suspicious. Reid then paid £17,000 to fund a forensic examination of Ikin's remains, and tests were carried out just one day before the 12-month deadline was up last November.

The resulting toxicology report showed that Ikin had seven times the fatal dose of paracetamol in his body when he died.

'I felt physically sick when I got the report,' says Reid. 'I commissioned the report because no one else was doing anything about it and it's clear that Peter died in mysterious circumstances. It was worth it to prove that Peter had not died of a heart attack as was claimed.'

But could Alex Despallieres really have poisoned his own lover? The Mail spoke to his brother Marc, who has only seen him once in nine years, and he offered this damning assessment: 'He is very dangerous. My advice to you is to keep away from my brother if you value your life.

'Marc's former partner of 17 years, Petra Campbell, gave evidence in a witness statement to support the beneficiaries of Ikin's 2002 will in their London High Court action against Alex. In it, she cites his 'long history of fraud and theft', and describes how he would steal his father's credit card and fake his signature to buy designer watches and jewellery.

Despallieres' parents died more than ten years ago. His father died on the first night of a trip to the South of France.

Campbell says that Despallieres told her that they had stopped at a pharmacy on the way to pick up some unspecified medicine.

He told her: 'I made Papa some soup that night and put the medicine in his soup. I went to check on him at three in the morning to find him dead in his bed.'

Despallieres arranged the cremation. And less than a year later, their mother was dead too.

'When I asked Marc what happened,' says Campbell, 'he said that Alex found her lying on her bed with rosary beads in her hands and a suicide note next to her on her bedside table. In the note she claimed she was not able to live without her husband.'

The Despallieres' parents' legacy was valuable by any standards: a substantial property portfolio - including a three-bedroom apartment in Paris, a duplex on the beach at the picturesque resort of Rayol Canadel in the south of France as well as a property in Corsica - and their father's pension.

Despallieres used his share of the fortune to move to the U.S. and set himself up in Los Angeles.

According to sources in America, Despallieres married a woman there called Laetitia Nail - presumably as a means to get a Green Card to allow him to stay in the U.S.

She was arrested alongside Despallieres by French police last month, accused of being an accomplice in the murder of Ikin, the forgery of the will and fraud. Meanwhile, his two friends who witnessed the disputed will have already 'formally admitted' to having forged it under the instructions of Despallieres, an allegation he continues to deny.

None of them admits to poisoning Peter Ikin, but the senior policeman in charge of the case says he is 'completely convinced' of their guilt. While police investigations continue, Despallieres remains incarcerated in the notorious Fresnes Prison in Paris.

One thing that seems certain is that when Ikin fell in love with the oh-so charming Frenchman, he can have had no idea that their partnership would end as it did.

Additional reporting by Dominic Midgley
8 July 2010 Updates:
LINK: Metzner, Herzog : petits coups bas entre avocats ?
Fresnes Prison:  Alexandre Despallieres current accommodations
7 July 2010 Updates:
LINK: Sister-in-law links accused man to deaths in his own family
ANDREW HORNERY July 8, 2010
THE man accused of murdering the millionaire Sydney entertainment executive Peter Ikin has been linked with the prior deaths of his parents and grandparents in a statement given by his former sister-in-law to French police.

Alexandre Despallieres, who has denied the accusations, is in Fresnes prison, south of Paris. He was arrested last month on suspicion of foul play over the death of Mr Ikin in 2008, four weeks and two days after their civil union in London.

A bail application by Mr Despallieres was refused on Monday amid new claims being published in the French media.

Mr Despallieres' ''personal assistant'', Jeremy Bilien, who witnessed an alleged 2008 will and later received a Porsche from Mr Despallieres, also remains in custody. Mr Bilien has reportedly confessed to police in recent days that the will, signed two months before Mr Ikin was found dead in a Paris hotel, was a forgery.

The Herald has learnt that after Mr Despallieres claimed Mr Ikin's $20 million estate as specified in the 2008 will, his former sister-in-law, Peta Campbell, was interviewed by French investigators.

She alleged Mr Ikin was the fifth person closely connected to Mr Despallieres to have died in six years, after his parents and grandparents, and Mr Despallieres had been a beneficiary of each will.

However, Marc Despallieres, Ms Campbell's former husband and Alexandre Despalliere's older brother, told the Herald last night he did not believe his brother was a murderer.

Nor did he believe his brother had played a role in the deaths of his parents or grandparents.

''I do not believe my little brother could have killed my parents … or my grandparents. I think it is impossible,'' Mr Despallieres said, refusing to comment any further before confirming police had interviewed him about the matter.

Mr Despallieres said he and Ms Campbell had parted ''on very bad terms'' and had not spoken for some time.

Ms Campbell, who lives in Sydney's east, confirmed she had been involved in police inquiries.

Le Journal du Dimanche, a French magazine, reported on Sunday that Ms Campbell's statement accused Despallieres of having a ''long history as a swindler'' and that he had organised the cremations of his parents and grandparents ''very quickly'', as he had for Mr Ikin.

Mr Ikin died aged 62. He was an executive at Warners Music and was considered a confidant of stars such as Elton John, Rod Stewart and Billy Joel.
5 July 2010 Updates:
LINK: Remise en liberté refusée à Despallières (Translated) The court of appeal of Paris rejected the request of releasing of Alexander Despallières, main suspect in the inquiry into an affair of inheritance linked to the suspicious decease of an ancient Australian magnate of Warner Music, Peter Ikin, announced on Monday the judicial sources. The room of the education of the court of appeal of Paris rejected on Friday the request of delivery of Alexander Despallières, 42 years old, interviewed under caution for assassination and falsehood and use of forged documents and put in custody since June in Fresnes. The court of appeal justified assertion in imprisonment by risks of pressure on the witnesses.
4 July 2010 Updates:
LINK: Mort suspecte de Peter Ikin : du rififi dans le monde du disque 4 juil. 2010 Daniel Lesueur
LINK: Le gigolo, le testament et le paracétamol 4 July 2010
2 July 2010 Updates:
July 3, 2010- A toxic trail of doubts and death
What looked like a rekindled affair may have been a murder plot, writes Andrew Hornery.

www.thesocialshuttle.com 1 July 2010
Music identity's husband arrested

30 June 2010 Updates:
LINK: French police detain three for hotel death
ANDREW HORNERY July 1, 2010

LINK: Three arrested over Sydney millionaire Peter Ikin's mystery death * By Lucy Carne * From: The Daily Telegraph * July 01, 2010 12:00AM
LINK: Former lover accused in music executive's death
ANDREW HORNERY July 1, 2010

LINK: Three arrested on suspicion of forging inheritance documents
30 June 2010 Updates:
LINK: "Three quizzed in Paris over Ikin death"
SMH- June 30
LINK: "Enquête sur la mort mystérieuse d'un magnat du disque à Paris LEXPRESS.fr- June 29
LINK: "Héritage suspect:3 personnes écrouées"
LEFIGARO.fr-June 29
Its About Time - 3 April 2010 Updates
LINK: Sydney Morning Herald - Andrew Hornery - FRENCH authorities have finally opened an investigation into the death of Sydney showbiz executive Peter Ikin 18 months after he was found dead in a Paris ...
LINK: Maze trees lost in battle of will over Peter Ikin's estate By David Murray in London From: The Daily Telegraph January 22, 2010 12:00AM
LINK: tabloid baby: Auusie music exec's 'husband' loses will fight by tabloidbaby
in what he'd find a deliciously mysterious and scandalous fashion-- in a Paris hotel room at 62, possibly after a fall down a flight of stairs, and shortly after marrying a young Frenchman named Alexandre Despallieres. ...

LINK: Lover loses battle over $20m will
Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Dec 18, 2009‎
ALEXANDRE DESPALLIERES, the handsome, younger and somewhat elusive gay French ''husband'' of the late Sydney showbusiness identity Peter Ikin, ...

LINK: Gay 'husband' of Peter Ikin wins $1 million payout
Daily Telegraph - David Murray - ‎Dec 18, 2009‎
THE gay "husband" of the late Australian music industry boss Peter Ikin will walk away with a $1 million payout in a deal struck ...

Sydney Morning Herald - Andrew Hornery - ‎Dec 4, 2009‎
Where there's a will, m'lud … THE circle is closing around the Frenchman Alexandre Despallieres, the young gay ''husband'' who claimed the entire $20 million estate of Australian showbiz identity Peter Ikin, who was found dead in a Paris hotel room a year ago.

Next week Despallieres, once an aspiring pop star who released a single in the late '80s aptly titled L'Amour a Mort (Love unto Death), is due to go before a London court. Lawyers representing Ikin's Sydney family hope to cross-examine the elusive Frenchman after claims that a will, allegedly signed just two months before Ikin died, was bogus.

Despallieres also faces charges after allegedly duping Rod Stewart's former manager Billy Gaff of half a million dollars. Gaff claims he ''fell under'' Despallieres's ''spell''. Gaff was a friend of Ikin, one of Warner Music's most senior executives.

The Frenchman failed to file a defence to the fraud claims and has been living in Paris after being evicted from Ikin's London home. Gaff's legal team, which is also handling Ikin's estate, has injuncted Despallieres, freezing the estate and his claim on the inheritance.

Ikin was found dead one month after his civil partnership ''wedding'' with Despallieres in London. Probate was granted to Despallieres in February, and he promptly bought three Porsches - one for himself and one each for the two men who witnessed the will Despallieres claimed was written and signed by Ikin in Paris in August last year.

The Porches have since been repossessed and sold, and the money returned to the Ikin estate.
LINK: Phoney pop star dupes Rod Stewart's ex-manager | Mail Online Oct 15, 2009 ... Music impresario Billy Gaff has pulled off thousands of business deals as founder of Riva Records and as the ex-manager of Rod Stewart.
In Court! From the “Sydney Morning Herald”

The late Peter Ikin’s family is taking his younger French lover Alexandre Despallieres to court in London over the authenticity of a second will that the former head of Warner Music Australia supposedly let behind. The lover, 41, says it was signed two months before the 62-year old died a year ago, which allowed him access to Ikin’s $20 million estate. It was not signed by a lawyer but by two friends of the lover. Despallieres has already been evicted from Ikin’s $5.8 million house and three Porsches he bought with $2 million probate he was granted in February, repossessed and the money returned to the Ikin estate. A 2002 will, drawn up by a lawyer, left his assets to two Sydney charities, friends, his god children and his nephew Fr Garry Perritt, a Sydney Catholic priest.

Despallieres, a pretty boy pop star wannabe in the ’80s. also faces charges of duping former Rod Stewart manager Billy Gaff of $500,000 after Gaff “fell under his spell.”
LINK: tabloid baby: Secret will is latest twist in scandal surrounding ... 12 Jul 2009 by tabloidbaby
Our mates in Australia tell us the dust still hasn't settled in the mysterious death last November of beloved music exec Peter Ikin, who dropped dead at 62 in a Paris hotel room-- possibly after a fall down a flight of stairs-- shortly ...

LINK: Alexandre Despallieres And The Death Of Peter Ikin ANROAK’s Man in LA looks at the death of Australian music executive Peter Ikin last November, who dropped dead at 62 in a Paris hotel room - possibly after a fall down a flight of stairs - shortly after marrying a young Frenchman named Alexandre Despallieres who cremated ole ‘PI’ and poured the former evidence into an urn. Now read on:
Alexandre Despallieres
Alexandre Despallieres