There's a story point in this Gram Parsons documentary Fallen Angel that I don't understand. If Gram Parsons was legally married to Gretchen Burrell Parsons at the time he died, wouldn't she have the legal claim to his corpse & not Gram's stepfather? Unless I missed something, which is certainly possible. From what I understood in the documentary, Gram & Gretchen had separated, but I also thought that Gram had returned to her & promised to make a new life with her once he got clean, which was purportedly what he was going to be doing out in Joshua Tree (where, instead, he died). And Gretchen says on camera that she'd seen the body at the coroner's office. Have done some research on the web where some reports suggest that Gram had begun legal proceedings to divorce Gretchen, but nowhere do I find anything regarding whether or not they were actually ever legally divorced. And Gretchen is often referred to as his "widow," not his ex-wife. So if that's the case, doesn't the widow - and not the stepfather - get to decide what to do wtih the body?
Anyone in Amazonville know?