Brian Wilson Conservatorship Granted for Beach Boys Legend 3 Months After His Wife's Death

Two conservators were approved for Brian Wilson, according to a new court filing, on Thursday, May 9

Published Time: 10.05.2024 - 07:31:04 Modified Time: 10.05.2024 - 07:31:04

Two conservators were approved for Brian Wilson, according to a new court filing, on Thursday, May 9.

Wilson’s family filed for a conservatorship in February, shortly after Wilson's wife, Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, died at 77 in January. Since then, the family has been engaged in an ongoing conservatorship case that came to a conclusion on Thursday.

According to a court filing obtained by PEOPLE, the court appointed Wilson’s longtime business manager LeeAnn Hard and longtime manager and publicist Jean Sievers as his conservators.

The initial filing, which was obtained by PEOPLE in February, stated that The Beach Boysco-founder, 81, is suffering from a “major neurocognitive disorder (such as dementia).”

Per the May 9 filing, the court found that the musician “lacks the capacity to make his own healthcare decisions.”

As a result, Hard and Sievers have been “granted authority to authorize the administration of  medications appropriate for the care and treatment of Major Neurocognitive Disorder.”

Additionally, Wilson’s children — Carnie, Wendy, Dakota Rose, Dylan, Delanie Rae, Dash, and Daria — must be consulted by Hard and Sievers “regarding all material-related healthcare decisions.” If his children “wish to be added” to a text chain with the nurses providing updates on their father’s condition, they “shall be added.”

"Wilson confirmed that the Petitioners have worked for him for years and clearly acknowledged that they were his long time managers who he placed his trust in, and further said that he would trust them to act in his best interests after I explained to him the duties they would have if they were appointed as his co-conservators," Wilson’s court-appointed attorney Robert Cipriano reported to the court in April.

He also stated that the musician " -

acknowledged that he relied on his spouse to assist him with his daily activities before she died and that he still needs help in that regard, including making sure he receives timely and proper medical care as well as making sure that he takes his daily medications." 

Along with Cipriano, Wilson’s family also stated in the filing that his late wife had previously "attended to Mr. Wilson’s daily living needs" and did not designate a successor health care aid, therefore, requiring the need of a conservator.

They claimed the singer-songwriter is currently "unable to provide for his own personal needs for physical health, food, clothing or shelter." 

Wilson's family shared a statement with PEOPLE in February after the conservatorship was proposed.

They stated that the decision was made "after careful consideration and consultation" among Wilson's seven children, his housekeeper Gloria Ramos, his doctors and himself.

The statement continued, "This decision was made to ensure that there will be no extreme changes to the household and Brian and the children living at home will be taken care of and remain in the home where they are cared for by Gloria Ramos and the wonderful team at the house who have been in place for many years helping take care of the family."

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They added that the "Don't Worry Baby" singer can still "enjoy all of his family and friends and continue to work on current projects as well as participate in any activities he chooses."

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