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Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson is placed under guardianship

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Music legend Brian Wilson lost his wife Melinda Ledbetter Wilson in January. She had taken care of most of the 81-year-old’s tasks. Now a court has appointed guardians to make medical and personal decisions on Wilson’s behalf. Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 10.05.2024 04:34:01

Curiosities and celebrities: – Based on clear and convincing evidence, I have decided that it is necessary to put him under guardianship, said Judge Gus T. May in a court hearing in a court in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The judge pointed out that Wilson himself has given consent to the guardianship arrangement, and that Wilson is not able to make decisions that affect his own health, reports ABC News.

It was Wilson’s family who earlier this year asked the court to appoint guardians for the 81-year-old. It happened after Wilson’s wife Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, who handled most things for him, passed away at the end of January.

May has followed Wilson’s family’s call to appoint the artist’s publicist Jean Sievers and manager LeeAnn Hard as guardians in charge of his personal and medical decisions.

In a doctor’s statement from February this year, it was stated that Wilson has a “major neurocognitive disorder” and that he is receiving medication for dementia. Wilson is unable to take care of his own personal needs for physical health, food, clothing and shelter, it said.

Wilson currently lives with two daughters and an assistant in his own residence in Beverly Hills. He moves around with the help of a walker, is aware of who he is, where he is and has a concept of time, but cannot name his other five children, says Wilson’s lawyer Robert Frank Cipriano.

– Wilson is mostly difficult to understand, and he gives very short answers to questions and comments, says Cipriano.

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