My Wife Lena Made Millions but Then Died Penniless. Who Took All Her Money? Ex-Husband Tells How Tormented Star Lost a Fortune as Well as Her Will to Live. The Mail on Sunday (London, England), October, 1999. 00000
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Byline: ELIZABETH SANDERSON PETER WILTSHIRE was washing his VW Golf when the news crackled through the car stereo. As he half-listened to the headlines, one item caught his attention - news of Lena Zavaroni's death, at the age of 35, from anorexia nervosa. While the rest of the country was shocked and saddened by the death of the star, Peter felt nothing but a weary resignation. He, more than anyone, knew that anorexia was a disease that Lena, who captured the nation's hearts 25 years ago on Opportunity Knocks and went on to sing with Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli, would never overcome. As Lena's first and only boyfriend, then husband, Peter knew not just that little girl so fixed in the public's imagination, but also the woman that she desperately tried - and failed - to become. Now 36 and the owner of a computer business, Peter lives a quiet suburban life in Hertfordshire and talked reluctantly last week of his brush with fame. After speculation about the nature of his marriage to Lena, he wanted to set the record straight about their time together. Often accused of marrying her for her money, Peter said nothing could have been further from the truth. When they wed in 1989, he says, Lena had only [pounds sterling]100,000 to show for her career. 'We never touched Lena's money. We used the interest from it, together with my salary, to pay the mortgage,' he said. 'I wouldn't have dreamed of dipping into her money because that was all she had. And to be honest it wasn't exactly very much. You have to ask the question where did it all go? …
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	abstract = {Byline: ELIZABETH SANDERSON    PETER WILTSHIRE was washing his VW Golf when the news crackled through the car stereo.    As he half-listened to the headlines, one item caught his attention - news of Lena Zavaroni's death, at the age of 35, from anorexia nervosa.    While the rest of the country was shocked and saddened by the death of the star, Peter felt nothing but a weary resignation. He, more than anyone, knew that anorexia was a disease that Lena, who captured the nation's hearts 25 years ago on Opportunity Knocks and went on to sing with Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli, would never overcome.    As Lena's first and only boyfriend, then husband, Peter knew not just that little girl so fixed in the public's imagination, but also the woman that she desperately tried - and failed - to become.    Now 36 and the owner of a computer business, Peter lives a quiet suburban life in Hertfordshire and talked reluctantly last week of his brush with fame. After speculation about the nature of his marriage to Lena, he wanted to set the record straight about their time together.    Often accused of marrying her for her money, Peter said nothing could have been further from the truth. When they wed in 1989, he says, Lena had only [pounds sterling]100,000 to show for her career.    'We never touched Lena's money. We used the interest from it, together with my salary, to pay the mortgage,' he said. 'I wouldn't have dreamed of dipping into her money because that was all she had. And to be honest it wasn't exactly very much. You have to ask the question where did it all go? …},
	language = {en},
	urldate = {2018-07-16TZ},
	journal = {The Mail on Sunday (London, England)},
	month = oct,
	year = {1999},
	note = {00000}
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