Feb 26, 2024

A-list star let his 105-year-old tenant live rent-free in the multi-million dollar home until he died

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“I know that Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died,” Cassandra Peterson said. [Source: Shutterstock]

The story of Hollywood star Brad Pitt allowing his 105-year-old neighbour-come-tenant to live in his $40 million home rent-free until he died is once again circling the internet. 

The older man’s home used to belong to former Elvira star Cassandra Peterson before Mr Pitt, 60, bought it off her in the 1990s as part of his sprawling cluster of properties in Los Angeles.

Once the actor discovered who his neighbour was – a man called John in his 90s at the time – he made an agreement with John to buy his house but keep him as an indefinite tenant. 

Ms Peterson, 72, became a neighbour of Mr Pitt after he acquired her home and told People John continued to live in the home after his wife passed away and the actor absolved him of paying any rent for the rest of his life. 

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Actress Cassandra Peterson as Elvira. [Source: Shutterstock]

“I know that Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died.”

John passed away at 105 but Mr Pitt is not the only celebrity to help out vulnerable people.

Last year, rapper Snoop Dogg donated $ 10,000 USD to a 93-year-old South Carolina woman’s fight to stay on her family’s land after she found out she was being sued by housing developers. 

In 2021, Arnold Schwarzenegger spent $250,000 on 20 tiny homes for homeless veterans and in 2020, actor and comedian Michael Che paid rent for the 160 apartments in his grandmother’s public housing building after she died from COVID-19.

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