Late artist's trustees seeking $60 million in fees

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CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Before he died in 2008, pop artist Robert Rauschenberg asked three of his closest friends to oversee his $600 million estate.

Those friends are asking a Florida probate court for $60 million in trustees' fees.

The lawsuit has dragged on for years, with the trustees embroiled in a court battle with Rauschenberg's family and charitable foundation. The case will likely go to trial in 2014; a hearing will be held in Lee County court on March 31.

Rauschenberg spent the last days of his life at his 35-acre waterfront compound on Captiva, an exclusive and tropical Gulf Coast island.

He died on May 12, 2008, of heart and lung failure, at the age of 82.

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