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Dog gets German designer's house
Rudolph Moshammer with his dog Daisy
Daisy will be able to stay in the Munich villa for the rest of her life
Murdered German fashion designer Rudolph Moshammer has left his home in Munich to his Yorkshire terrier Daisy.

Under the terms of Moshammer's will his beloved pet will stay at the villa until she dies, cared for by his former chauffeur, the newspaper Bild reports.

A 25-year-old Iraqi man has been charged with killing the designer, found dead at his home on 14 January.

Millions of Germans are expected to watch TV coverage of the flamboyant 64-year-old's funeral on Saturday.

Homeless charities

Always seen with Daisy in his arms, he built a reputation for the extravagant clothes he designed and wore, and was well known on Germany's celebrity circuit.

Among his clients were Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger, now Governor of California, tenor Jose Carreras and the Las Vegas-based magicians Siegfried and Roy.

Moshammer's coffin in St Lukas Church, Munich
The funeral cortege will pause in front of the designer's boutique

Moshammer first opened a boutique in Munich's most expensive street, Maximilianstrasse, in 1967, where he offered his fur, cashmere and silk garments.

His funeral procession is expected to pause in front of the shop before continuing on to Munich's Ostfriedhof cemetery, where he will be buried next to his mother and a previous pet Yorkshire terrier.

According to reports, the designer's will stipulates that the bulk of his estate should go to the benefactor who helped him realise the dream of opening the boutique almost 40 years ago.

Meanwhile, the proceeds from the sale of the shop, limousines and other possessions are to go charities for the homeless.

In 2002, Moshammer sold a shirt thought to have been worn by Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo at auction for more than 62,000 euros ($81,200), donating the proceeds to a Munich homeless charity.



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