Vidal Sassoon Cuts Adopted Son David Out of Will

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Hairstyle mogul Vidal Sassoon has been revealed to have one less heir, as details of his will have become known. 

According to the Daily Mail, the London native and architect of the sixties-defining pixie haircut, made most famous by actress Mia Farrow, left nothing of his estimated $150 million estate to his 41-year old adopted son David.

The will, filed two months before Sassoon’s death from leukemia last May, states: “My son David Sassoon and his issue are hereby disinherited and shall take nothing under this will, and for the purpose of the will, shall be deemed to have predeceased me, having no surviving issue.”

In Sassoon’s 2010 autobiography, Vidal: The Autobiography, he described David as “mischievous” from the start.  He detailed one fashion party he hosted where David “stood by a window on the second floor and peed out, just missing [talk show host] Johnny Carson’s head.”

David later had run-ins with the law, and spent some of his teen years at a reform school in Sundance, Utah.  Sassoon concluded his passage on David by writing, "There’s a certain point in my character where I feel a situation is hopeless – walk away.  Don’t torment yourself constantly.  I walked away.”

Sassoon’s will also disinherited his three former wives, Elaine Nations, Beverly Sassoon, and Janette Sassoon, specifying that they will “take nothing.”

Sassoon was survived by his fourth wife, Rhonda, and two surviving children Elan and Eden.

(The Daily Mail, New York Daily News)