How did Michael Armand Hammer die? Armie Hammer's father, 67, dies months after he disinherited actor son

Without father's money to fund his rising court problems, Armie was spotted working in the Cayman Islands as a timeshare salesman

How did Michael Armand Hammer die? Armie Hammer's father, 67, dies months after he disinherited actor son
Armie Hammer’s father, Michael Armand Hammer, died after a yearslong illness (E News video screenshot/YouTube and Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Father of Armie Hammer and business tycoon Michael Armand Hammer died on Sunday, November 20. Michael was the father of two sons, whom he had with Dru Ann Mobley, his ex-wife. Armie, their elder son was born in 1986, and their younger son Viktor was born two years later in 1988. Michael and Mobley were married for 27 years, from 1985 to 2012, before he married his present spouse, Misty Millward, in 2017.

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Before being associated with Occidental Petroleum, the corporation his grandfather, Armand Hammer, oversaw for many years, the American entrepreneur worked at an investment banking firm in New York City. In the 1980s, Michael relocated Occidental's headquarters to Los Angeles, rose to the position of vice president, and was appointed to the board of directors. Along the way, he also had control over the Armand Hammer Foundation, the Hammer Galleries, and the Hammer International Foundation.

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How did Michael Armand die?

According to family members, Michael had been ill for quite some time and faced a yearslong battle with cancer. A family representative confirmed the news, stating, "Michael Hammer has passed away after a long, hard fight with cancer."

Armie was accused of having his own deranged sexual desires, including cannibalism and BDSM, in January 2021. After 10 years of marriage, Armie's wife Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce in July 2020. Months later, the 36-year-old actor was in the news after messages purportedly from the actor outlining violent sexual fantasies were released online. A woman, with whom he had been in a relationship, later accused him of rape, which he vehemently rejected. Armie told British GQ in September 2020 about being isolated from his family in a Cayman Islands apartment with Michael and stepmom Misty Millward. "It was a really concentrated family time, which is really great with the kids, but it was intense," he said at the time, according to MNS.

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Armie was also cut off from his family dynasty founded by his great-grandfather Armand Hammer. Without money to fund his rising court problems, the actor was spotted reportedly working in the Cayman Islands as a timeshare salesman. A source informed People of the actor's situation: "His dad won't help him anymore and he's been cut off, so he got to work."

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The documentary series, 'House of Hammer', gave a lot of attention to the Hammer family. Casey Hammer, Michael's estranged sister, asserted that she only received $250,000 of Armand's wealth, with the remainder going to Michael and her father, Julian Hammer, who received $500,000 from the estate. In addition, Casey divulged considerably more sinister details about her family's past, including claims that their father used to threaten her with firearms and beat their mother, Glenna Hammer before their divorce. She also claimed that Julian had mistreated other family members and had sexually abused her as a youngster in her 2015 autobiography, 'Surviving My Birthright', which she self-published, reported Page Six.

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It has since been revealed that his late father also led a checkered life, being embroiled in one of New York City's biggest art fraud scandals and reportedly keeping a sex dungeon in the Armand Hammer Foundation headquarters in Carpinteria. Insiders have also claimed the businessman had 'the mindset of a teenage boy', as well as a twisted sex drive that echoes similar allegations surrounding his embattled son - who, if not for his recent trouble, would likely inherit his family's empire.

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