Or­phaned Tiger Lily set for Hutchence mil­lions

The Daily Examiner - - WORLD NEWS -

THE once-shy daugh­ter of Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence has re­port­edly taken up nude mod­el­ling and will in­herit mil­lions when she turns 21 this week.

Tiger Lily, who is the spit­ting im­age of the late INXS singer, is ex­pected to re­ceive a large slice of the roy­al­ties that have stacked up since her hard par­ty­ing dad died al­most 20 years ago.

The trust fund money is soon due for pay­ment and the pre­vi­ously fame-wary young­ster has stripped off for Bri­tish pho­tog­ra­pher Kate Bellm.

When Michael was found dead in a Syd­ney ho­tel room in Novem­ber 1997, the cou­ple’s only daugh­ter was 16 months old.

TV pre­sen­ter Paula, 41, died from an ac­ci­den­tal heroin over­dose in 2000, leav­ing four-year-old Heav­enly Hi­raani Tiger Lily an or­phan.

She was later adopted by her mother’s ex, Boom­town Rats front­man and Live Aid hero Bob Geldof, 65, and raised in Eng­land with his daugh­ters from the doomed mar­riage to Paula – Fifi Trix­i­belle, Peaches and Pixie.

Tiger Lily is be­lieved to have lived a quiet ex­is­tence at her adopted dad’s man­sion in Kent be­fore mov­ing to New York to study drama at 18.

There was more fam­ily tragedy when Peaches died of an over­dose at 25 in 2014.

De­spite all the heartache, the shy mem­ber of the fam­ily has bloomed. Tiger Lily took up mod­el­ling and de­buted last year in a low-key fash­ion shoot.

She also got be­hind the lens as a pho­tog­ra­pher for on­line fash­ion mag­a­zine Hunger un­der the name Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.

Michael’s rel­a­tives say they are cer­tain Tiger Lily will in­herit mil­lions when she turns 21 on July 22, but they have been con­stantly frus­trated in their own ef­forts to get ac­cess his es­tate.

His fi­nan­cial man­agers say he died bank­rupt de­spite a glit­ter­ing ca­reer, but mil­lions have been earned from hits since his death.

A fam­ily source said: “It’s all very shad­owy – un­der­ground peo­ple who con­trol his es­tate. It’s im­pos­si­ble to pin them down. We ... don’t even have phone num­bers, let alone ad­dresses.”

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED.

RICH: Tiger Lily Hutchence.

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