by Sherry B. Hansley. All Rights Reserved.
(Translated by a
source who lived in Peru in 1966)
October 7, 1966
Body of Actor donated to Peruvian University
Actor Eric Fleming, who drowned last week in a remote
Peruvian river, left a large part of his estate of $125,000 to
his mother according to his will. His body could be donated to a
school of medicine in Peru.
His mother, Mildred Anderson Heddy, 69, will immediately
In his will, he donated his body to the School of Medicine at
UCLA and his eyes to the Estelle Doheny Foundation, however his
attorney said that time has expired for donation of his eyes.
October 8, 1966
Body of Fleming in School of Medicine
The body of actor Eric Fleming who drowned
last week in the Huallaga River while he was filming a movie has
been definitely donated to the School of Medicine of San Fernando
for the students to pursue their medical studies.
In his will, Eric indicated that his body should be donated
to a school of medicine. The last wish of the North American actor
was fulfilled the day before yesterday when his body was sent to the
Anatomy Department at San Fernando.
Presently the body of Fleming is being kept in a tub of
formaldehyde however some university staff believe that it is
inlikely that the body can be used due to its damaged state.
Note: The School
of Medicine of San Fernando is associated with the San Marcos
University of Peru.
These two articles
from La Prensa were contributed by Judith Holt.
Eric Fleming's last
will and testament:
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