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Jeffrey Epstein signed will 2 days before death


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(CNN) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a last will and testament two days before his death, the 11-page document shows.

The will is dated August 8, two days before Epstein was found dead by suicide in a federal jail in New York. The record and Epstein’s death certificate were filed Monday with a court in the US Virgin Islands, where Epstein had a home.

Court papers list assets of about $577 million, according to The New York Post, which was first to report on the will. Court papers indicate Epstein’s brother, Mark, is the only heir. Among the assets, the will lists more than $56 million in cash and another $14 million in fixed income investments.

The death certificate shows Epstein’s remains as of a week ago were at a Madison Avenue address associated with a funeral home.

Epstein’s cause of death was suicide by hanging, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Friday.

The multimillionaire financier had been jailed since early July, when he pleaded not guilty to charges by New York federal prosecutors after an indictment accused him of running a sex trafficking ring of underage girls, some as young as 14. He was set to go to trial next year.

Correction: This article has been updated to show there has been no filed decision on who will receive the proceeds of the estate. Court papers list Epstein’s brother, Mark, as the sole heir and next of kin.