Telegraph:  “A bitter legal dispute over the £7 million will of a music executive who was friends with Sir Elton John has ended with his civil partner being all but cut out of the money.   After Peter Ikin, 62, died suddenly in November 2008 friends and family were stunned when Frenchman Alex Despallieres stepped forward claiming he had been left the fortune – including a £2 million Chelsea flat.  They had ‘married' a month earlier, at Chelsea town hall.”