After news of Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's death broke, thoughts soon turned to his beloved cat, Choupette, who seemed poised to inherit the majority of the 85-year-old's fortune.
Mr Lagerfeld, who was unmarried and had no children, had previously confirmed that she would receive a slice of his estate, which is estimated to be worth more than $200 million (€176 million).
In an interview with Numero Homme, Lagerfeld had confirmed that Choupette was “among others” who would inherit part of his fortune when he died. "Don't worry, there is enough for everyone," the designer had chuckled.
Choupette is more high-maintenance than your average moggy. She is brushed four times a day, has several maids, and earned more than $4.7 million (€4.15 million) in 2014.
However, she’ll likely share the pie with Mr Lagerfeld's godson, 11-year-old Hudson Kroenig, the son of male model and the designer's muse, Brad Kroenig.
Mr Lagerfeld has often said that he considered the Kroenigs to be family, so it’s not unlikely that they could inherit a significant sum from the late designer's estate. "I have no family at all, so it's good to have, like, sons but without the unpleasant problems sons can create," Mr Lagerfeld once said.
Another key person in Lagerfeld's will could be his long-time security guard and personal assistant Sebastien Jondeau, who worked with Lagerfeld for about 20 years, and considered him to be “my boss, my friend and my father.”
Mr Lagerfeld also has a sister who lives in the US with her children, but there has been no contact between them for many years.