RELATIVES of disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris are facing a £2million paycheck following the winding up of one of his companies.
RHE Investments Ltd was founded in 2012 to manage part of its assets.
It has now been liquidated by his 70-year-old niece Jennifer – the firm’s director – with cash and assets worth £1.8 million.
Harris and his wife Alwen had also been directors but resigned in 2015.
91-year-old widow Alwen still lives in her £3.65million riverside mansion in Berkshire but requires 24-hour care due to dementia.
On Monday it was revealed that Harris, who died in May aged 93, had left the bulk of his £16million estate to his only child Bindi, 59.
Shortly before his death, he appointed his personal assistant Lisa Ratcliff as executor of his will – and responsible for his paintings, which were once worth £12 million.
While in prison, he collected a £1 million payout after winding up his business empire, Rolf Harris Enterprises, and amassed royalties and other assets.
Ms. Ratcliff, 53, began working closely with Harris in 2000 under then-theater agent Jan Kennedy, who managed him. She has also been organizing Alwen’s carers for years.
“Before Rolf died, Lisa was appointed executor of his estate alongside Bindi and given sole responsibility for his paintings, which were in storage and were worth £12 million before his conviction,” said Mr Merritt, who was a close friend of the former It was praised as a national treasure.
His death certificate indicated that he died of “metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the neck” — the medical term for throat cancer — and “old age.”