A judge named a Los Angeles-based probate referee to appraise the assets of Carrie Fisher’s estate, which is estimated to be worth about $6.8 million.
In a one-page order issued Thursday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge named Zachary Seff to evaluate all interest, inheritance, transfers and property of the late actress-author’s estate. The identity of the judge was not clear from the signature and attorneys for the Fisher estate’s administrator, Dennis King, could not be immediately reached.
King was earlier directed by Commissioner Brendy Penny to file a status report or a petition for final distribution by Sept. 10. King previously filed court papers stating that the estate had $6.8 million in assets.
The actress’ will asks that the residue of the estate be made part of the Carrie Fisher Living Trust. King is the trustee of the trust and the instrument’s beneficiary is Fisher’s daughter, 25-year-old actress Billie Catherine Lourd. Created on Jan. 15, 2016, the will states that the executor is authorized to pay the estate’s federal, state and inheritance taxes and to use his discretion regarding the preliminary and final distribution of property.
Fisher, known for playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” film series, died Dec. 27, 2016, at age 60, a day before the death of her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, at age 84.