Alan Gershwin

 

 

Age: 91

 

Summary: impoverished songwriter who for 70 years or so insisted he was the long-lost illegitimate son of composer George Gershwin (who was unmarried and died of a brain tumor in 1937 at age 38), but the curtain came down on what was surely the Gershwins' most bizarre show ever, revolving around whether the younger man was one of the greatest victims in American musical history, or a grifter running a long-term con, or someone suffering decades of delusions.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brief illness

 

Born: May 18, 1926

 

Died: February 27, 2018

 

Location: Bronx, New York