Blues Legend Robert Johnson's Son Claud Dead At 83

(The Blues) Claud Johnson, son of legendary early blues singer Robert Johnson, has died at the age of 83. His father passed away penniless at the age of 27 in 1938, leaving no will. And for most of his life, his son was little better off, says a report in the Washington Times.

But the steadily growing reputation of his father generated millions of dollars for his estate, leading Claud Johnson -in 2006 with his son Michael - to try and reclaim some of his heritage.

A court declared him sole heir in 1998, making him a rich man. Other relatives challenged the ruling but the case finally ended at the Mississippi Supreme Court last year, which again found in Johnson's favor. Read more here.

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