Daniella Pick-Tarantino, the Israeli wife of Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, has requested to manage the estate of her late father, pop Icon Svika Pick, who passed away in his home earlier this month after struggling with poor health in recent years.
Pick, who was 72 at the time of his passing, bequeathed all his property and rights to his five-decade artistic catalog to his children from his second marriage, who are still underage.
The inheritance has an estimated worth in the tens of millions and includes an apartment in a luxurious building in the heart of Tel Aviv.
Popularly known by his moniker The Maestro, is responsible for countless timeless Israeli anthems, including the song Diva which went on to win the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2018, the Polish-born artist suffered a stroke on a flight from London to Tel Aviv, which had to be diverted to Vienna. He later stated that he had to go through extensive rehabilitation afterward, including relearning Hebrew and his ability to walk.
He has recovered since and has been working in recent months on a new show for which he already had booked several dates.
Daniella and her two siblings from the singer's first marriage expressed their intention to respect and fulfill their father's will.
Pick-Tarantino's attorneys have filed a request for their client to be appointed executrix of her father's estate and administer the inheritance until the rightful heirs come of age.
Sources familiar with the details told Ynet's sister publication Yedioth Ahronoth that "in such a case, collaboration between all the individuals involved will probably not be possible owing to the existing relationship between them."
Attorneys Boaz Kraus and Shmuel Moran, who represent Pick-Tarantino and her sister Sharona Pick-Federman, told Ynet in response that "Svika Pick, in his will, appointed his daughter Daniella to be the executrix of the estate and trustee."
Shira Manor, Pick's second wife and mother of his estate's heirs, refused to comment.