Armie Hammer’s father, Michael Armand Hammer, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 67.
A rep for the family confirmed the news to People on Tuesday, saying in a statement, “Michael Hammer has passed away after a long, hard fight with cancer and is now at peace.”
Michael was best known for his ties to Occidental Petroleum, a company started by his late grandfather, industrialist Armand Hammer.
Aside from Armie, 36, he had a younger son, Viktor, 34, with his ex-wife, Dru Ann Mobley.
Michael and Mobley were married for 27 years, from 1985 to 2012.
According to Michael’s sister, Casey Hammer, the businessman was left with most of their grandfather’s $40 million fortune.
She claimed in a Discovery+ docuseries titled “House of Hammer” that she inherited only $250,000 of Armand’s money, while her dad, Julian Hammer, got $500,000 and Michael received the rest of the estate.
Casey also revealed much darker secrets about her family’s history, including allegations that her and Michael’s father would shoot guns at her and allegedly battered their mother, Glenna Hammer, leaving her covered in blood, before their divorce.
In her self-published 2015 memoir, “Surviving My Birthright,” she also alleged that Julian sexually abused her as a child and was abusive to other members of the family.
In January 2021, Armie was accused of having his own twisted sexual fantasies, which included allegations of BDSM and cannibalism.