Monday, the body of Bobby Fischer was exhumed and re-buried in Iceland so that officials could obtain a DNA sample to be used in an alleged paternity case. Fischer was a world renowned child prodigy chess player who died in January 2008 at 64.
Jinky Young, Fischer’s alleged daughter asked the Supreme Court in Iceland to exhume his remains last month and the request was approved.
The body was exhumed, a DNA sample was taken in the presence of a doctor, priest and other officials, and then the body was immediately re-buried.
Fischer became known internationally in 1972 when he defeated chess grandmaster Boris Spassky of Russia and became the new world champion. Chess fans from around the world have watched the infamous game.
Over time, Fischer became a recluse and stayed out of the spotlight. In 1992, Fischer played Spassky again and won, he earned $3.5 million for it. The US government revoked Fischer’s passport after the chess match for violating UN sanctions by participating.
Fischer moved to Iceland in 2005.
If you enjoyed reading this article, please click on the subscribe button above to receive an email when new articles are published by this examiner.
Slideshow: Scenes from the 4th of July
Two dozen cities or government agencies boycott Arizona businesses over immigration law
Record breaking heat wave hits the northeast; weather service warns of serious dangers
World’s largest oil skimmer tests inconclusive, more testing needed in the Gulf of Mexico (video)
BP costs for Gulf of Mexico oil spill exceed $3 billion; 100 people show up for BP fireworks
Twilight Saga: Eclipse breaks box office records for first five days; $262 million worldwide
President Obama and first lady host July 4 BBQ at the White House for military members and families
Beaches along Gulf coast are not filled with tourists; many beaches closed because of oil spill (video)
Man’s arm completely severed while setting off illegal fireworks for 4th of July
Joey Chestnut wins 2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest; Takeru Kobayashi arrested after competition
World’s largest oil skimmer begins testing in Gulf; skims an estimated 21 million gallons per day
EPA reviews chemical dispersants used in the oil spill; initial tests show it’s safe (video)
Toyota files recall paperwork with NHTSA for 138,000 Lexus vehicles
Chicago city council approves gun rights ordinance in a 45-0 vote