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Oil tycoon Michael Armand Hammer, father of actor Armie Hammer, has died

Oil magnate Michael Armand Hammer, father of actor Armie Hammer, has died, US media reported
Oil magnate Michael Armand Hammer, father of actor Armie Hammer, has died, US media reported

michael armand hammer, famous oil businessman and father of Armie Hammer, died on Sunday at the age of 67 due to cancer that he had suffered for a long time. The death has been confirmed this Tuesday by various means as TMZ either People.

He began his career at an investment bank before joining Occidental Petroleum, the company founded by his grandfather, Armand Hammer.

Michael fathered Armie in 1986 and his son Viktor in 1988 with his then wife Dre Ann Mobley. He was married to his second partner, Misty Millward.

When the actor’s great-grandfather died in 1990, Hammer’s father, Michael, he inherited nearly the entire family business empire, estimated to be worth more than $200 million. Sources close to the businessman assured that the possession of which he is most proud is a sex Throne, which he calls “the mischievous chair”, which has the family crest engraved on it.

According to Michael’s sister, Casey Hammer, the businessman kept most of Michael’s fortune. 40 million dollars from his grandfather.

Armie Hammer comes from one of the wealthiest families in America (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Armie Hammer comes from one of the wealthiest families in America (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)

The “Call Me By Your Name” star has been in the spotlight in recent years for sexually assaulting multiple women. She denied the accusations. She later sought treatment for drug, alcohol and sex abuse, according to Vanity Fair. She now lives in the Cayman Islands and is separated from Elizabeth Chamberswho has two children: Harper Grace7 years old, and Ford Armandout of 5.

Hammer’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, issued a statement on March 18, 2021, alleging that his client engaged in sexual intercourse. “agreed upon, discussed and mutually agreed”with their ex-partners.

Armie Hammer spent most of his pre-teen years in the Cayman Islands. His family had moved to the Caribbean tax haven when Armie was around 7 years old. The move was due to Michael being a big fan of the movie “The Firm,” which starred Tom Cruise. When they returned to Los Angeles later, he felt out of place. “I knew how to open a coconut without tools, but I didn’t have any knowledge of pop culture.”, said. “I didn’t know what the Lakers were. He didn’t know who Nirvana was.”

According to Armie, his parents, concerned about his image, disapproved of his decision to pursue acting. But all he knew was that he wanted to act. So after dropping out of school, he began auditioning, much to the horror of his family. “I played the game, but I needed to do my thing. My whole life has been one long and exhausting conversation about the family I represented. ‘When you walk out the door, you represent us. You have to dress well and make sure your hair is styled,’” he said.

scene of "call me by your name"winner of the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay
Scene from “Call me by your name”, winner of the Oscar for best adapted screenplay

His role as Oliver in “Call Me by Your Name” was praised around the world and earned him a Golden Globe nomination. However, in an interview, Armie said his mother, Dru Mobley, refused to see the film. film because the drama centers on a romance between two men. “It goes against a lot of their strong religious beliefs.“, said.

He is now trying to move on with his life in the Cayman Islands after spending most of 2021 in rehab, while still facing tough allegations against him. The Los Angeles Police investigates him for an alleged crime of rape that occurred in 2017.

In the documentary “The House of Hammer”, made by Discovery + and available on HBO Max, exposes the sinister past of the family of the actor of “The social network”. In addition, it has interviews with several women who accuse the actor of cannibalism and abuse, as well as the toxic environment that was present in the powerful clan, starting with the actor’s great-grandfather and grandfather of the deceased, Armand Hammer.

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Hammer’s grandfather founded Occidental Petroleum, which continued to be run by Michael, who has a dark past involving sex and drugs.

The family, since their arrival in New York from Russia at the end of the 19th century, gradually became one of the richest in the entire United States, hiding, among other things, having been the founders of the Communist Party of the United States.

Members of one of the richest family clans in the United States own a mausoleum at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, where Michael Armand Hammer is supposed to be buried.

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