Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Court orders exhumation of Salvador Dali's remains
The Madrid court said Monday the exhumation aimed “to get samples of his remains to determine whether he is the biological father of a woman from Girona (in northeastern Spain) who filed a claim to be recognized as the daughter of the artist.”
“The DNA study of the painter’s corpse is necessary due to the lack of other biological or personal remains with which to perform the comparative study,” it added.
The court said the decision could be appealed.
A spokesman for the court said the woman who claims to be Dali’s daughter is called Pilar Abel, but refused to give any further details.