In his will
Brundage left $6,000 a month for life to both Princess Mariann and Ruegsegger.
He bequeathed his Olympic papers, medals and memorabilia to the University of
Illinois, $100,000 to the Chicago Art Institute and, as noted, his art
collection to the city and county of San Francisco. He left not a cent to his
two sons or to their mother.
said, "When I'm gone, there's nobody rich enough, thick-skinned enough and
smart enough to take my place, and the Games will be in tremendous
trouble." Now he's gone. The Games are indeed in trouble, but it is
doubtful that a man with the dim and shifting values of Avery Brundage could
have done much to help them.