When George Harrison passed away on Nov. 29, 2001 the death certificate said the former Beatle had died at 1971 Coldwater Canyon Road in Beverly Hills. The only problem: There is no 1971 Coldwater Canyon Road there. After an investigation, the L.A. District Attorney’s office has determined that the death actually occurred at 9536 Heather Road, a Los Angeles house once rented and now owned by Paul McCartney.
According to public records, Courtney Love sold her house in Beverly Hills to McCartney in 2001. Love put the home on the market at about the same time McCartney was in town looking for a new place, according to local brokers. The four-bedroom, French-style home built in the late 1930s closed for $3.995 million. (Love bought the home from comedienne Ellen DeGeneres in 1997 for about $3 million.) The home’s main selling point for celebrities is the privacy it offers: The one-and-a-half-acre property is gated and surrounded by stone walls and tall trees. It also has a private pool.
(The certificate has since been amended.) Gavin de Becker, whose firm provided the erroneous address, calls the probe “a big waste of money and time.” Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who filed the complaint that spurred the investigation, disagrees: “No one has the right to falsify public records. There is no celebrity exception in the law.”