Alan Meltzer, who died on Halloween in 2011, was a music mogul who launched the careers of Evanescence and Creed, and then a celebrity poker player. It turns out he was also a terrific tipper.
Meltzer left $1 million to his driver and $500,000 to his doorman out of his reportedly $10 million estate. Music industry types remember him fondly as a holdout against the majors--he got offered tens of millions over the years for his label, Wind-Up Records, but he liked the caché of owning it. In the wake of his death his ex-wife Diana called him a genius, talking up how Meltzer gave his artists health benefits because he wanted the bands to feel like they were part of the family.
Diana feels differently these days. He can leave it to whoever he wants to. I'm doing fine. I could care less. If he wants to give it to the bums, he can give it to the bums. He could f--k a nun. I couldn't give a s--t. He can give his money to whoever he wants. We're divorced. The man is dead, reported The NY Post.