Legal fight between moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and kids is over

PHOTO: Buzz Aldrin, engineer and former astronaut; he was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11., Photo Date: April 12, 2016
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By: Associated Press
March 14, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin says a legal fight over whether Aldrin is competent to manage his affairs is over.

Attorney Keith Durkin said Wednesday that two of Aldrin's adult children have withdrawn their petition seeking guardianship of Aldrin's affairs, and the former astronaut has dropped his civil lawsuit against his children and former manager. Aldrin had accused them of financial shenanigans and slandering him.

Durkin didn't offer any further details.

The 89-year-old Aldrin says in a statement that the end of the legal fighting will help restore family harmony. In a statement, his children, Andy and Jan Aldrin, asked for privacy in allowing the family to work through their issues.

Aldrin sued his children after they filed a petition saying their father was suffering from delusions and paranoia.

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