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Elvis fan Gerrie Lawrie leaves £500,000 in will

Gerrie Lawrie
Image caption Elvis fan Gerrie Lawrie was found dead in her bed in August 2011

An Aberdeenshire Elvis fan who died on a trip to Memphis has left almost £500,000 to her family in her will and instructed her memorabilia be sold.

Gerrie Lawrie, 41, was reported missing after failing to catch her flight home in August last year. Police found her in her apartment.

Papers from Glasgow Sheriff Court show £495,000 of assets were left behind to her sons and parents.

She also requested her antiques and Elvis memorabilia be sold at auction.

This is except for four "life-size famous mannequins" which have to be displayed in a museum.

Tributes were paid on a special Facebook page after her death with people expressing their condolences.

And Ms Lawrie's friend John Helms said: "I'll remember Gerrie as a beautiful, happy, friend who loved life and the people around her."

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