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Carrie Fisher Trustee Drops Living Trust Petition

The trust's beneficiary is Fisher's daughter, 25-year-old actress Billie Catherine Lourd

The trustee of Carrie Fisher's living trust dropped his petition asking that all of the late actress-writer's assets be declared part of the trust.

Dennis King filed court papers Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court asking that his action be dismissed, even though in his original court papers brought Feb. 28 he said he was complying with Fisher's wishes by bringing the petition. No explanation was given for his change of heart.

King's court papers say he is seeking the dismissal "without prejudice," meaning he can bring the petition again later.

The trust's beneficiary is Fisher's daughter, 25-year-old actress Billie Catherine Lourd.

Fisher's assets upon her death included a mix of bank accounts, ownership interests in companies, jewelry, artwork, rights of publicity and film residuals, according to King's court papers.

King says Fisher believed her prior attorney, who is now also dead, "had already taken care of funding her trust."

The court papers do not state either the individual or overall worth of Fisher's assets, which include a 100 percent interest in both Carrie Fisher Properties LLC and Carrie Fisher Online LLC; a life insurance policy with Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Co.; rights of publicity related to the use of her name; residuals from her film works and performances; future rights to patents and trademarks; plus jewelry, artwork and a 2016 Tesla Model S P90D, which typically sells for more than $100,000.

A hearing on King's petition had been scheduled for Tuesday.

Fisher, known for playing Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" film series, died Dec. 27 at age 60, a day before the death of her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, at age 84.

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