Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Nipsey Russell’s Prized Possessions Nipped From Girlfriend

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Comedian Nipsey Russell died last October from cancer and now precious memories have been nipped from his girlfriend of 23 years.

Robbi Robinson – who was Russell’s longtime companion – says someone has stolen valuable items from him as he lay dying, including a copy of the entertainer’s will; thousands of dollars worth of bonds; rare tapes of performances by Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald; and a deed to a New York apartment that Russell purchased for Robinson.

Robinson believes the thieves are Russell’s manager and a former employee, especially because one of the missing items is a collection of letters from Red Skelton and Wayne Newton.

As she puts it, “The thieves cherry-picked through them to pick the big names, leaving the rest.”

Robinson wants the letters back so she can donate them to museums and use them as part of a tribute she is planning for October.

One item she still does have in her possession: A book of Russell’s poems that she hopes to get published.

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