Late Gareth Richards did not make a will before tragic car crash – as his wife gets £160,000

COMEDIAN Gareth Richards who died after a car crash in March did not make a will. It means wife Laura gets his £160,000 under laws of intestacy. InstagramGareth Richards who died after a car crash in March did not make a will[/caption] Dad Gareth, 41, suffered brain injuries in a collision with a lorry and two cars on the M25 and died in hospital on April 7. He was best known for co-hosting an Absolute Radio show with Frank Skinner, who said: “He was a kind, gentle, funny and fascinating man.” Gareth started out in comedy in 2004, and featured at the Edinburgh Fringe ten times. Following his death, Laura, of Bournemouth, said their two sons were “bearing up well”. A trust fund for the boys has raised £47,000. He died on April 7 when doctors were unable to save him. His wife Laura announced his death in a statement, saying: “It is with great sadness that I have to share that Gareth passed away on Friday 7 April (Good Friday) at 6,30pm. “He was in a terrible car accident on Monday 27 March at 11.30om and sustained serious brain injuries. It was a miracle that he arrived at the hospital alive. “Since then, doctors and nurses have been incredible and have kept him in a stable and sedated condition. “However, the latest scan revealed that the extent of the damage was so severe that they would have to remove all of the supportive medications and allow him to be at peace. “The boys are bearing up well. At the moment the grief is a lot to cope with.”

Late Gareth Richards did not make a will before tragic car crash – as his wife gets £160,000

COMEDIAN Gareth Richards who died after a car crash in March did not make a will.

It means wife Laura gets his £160,000 under laws of intestacy.

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Gareth Richards who died after a car crash in March did not make a will[/caption]

Dad Gareth, 41, suffered brain injuries in a collision with a lorry and two cars on the M25 and died in hospital on April 7.

He was best known for co-hosting an Absolute Radio show with Frank Skinner, who said: “He was a kind, gentle, funny and fascinating man.”

Gareth started out in comedy in 2004, and featured at the Edinburgh Fringe ten times.

Following his death, Laura, of Bournemouth, said their two sons were “bearing up well”.

A trust fund for the boys has raised £47,000.

He died on April 7 when doctors were unable to save him.

His wife Laura announced his death in a statement, saying: “It is with great sadness that I have to share that Gareth passed away on Friday 7 April (Good Friday) at 6,30pm.

“He was in a terrible car accident on Monday 27 March at 11.30om and sustained serious brain injuries. It was a miracle that he arrived at the hospital alive.

“Since then, doctors and nurses have been incredible and have kept him in a stable and sedated condition.

“However, the latest scan revealed that the extent of the damage was so severe that they would have to remove all of the supportive medications and allow him to be at peace.

“The boys are bearing up well. At the moment the grief is a lot to cope with.”