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For the Children

ODB's seven children will split his money -- The late rapper's offspring will all share in his inheritance

Ol' Dirty Bastard had seven children — not 13, as previous reports suggested — and his offspring will share in his inheritance, according to the New York Daily News. Russell Jones had three of his children with his wife Icelene Jones, and four outside of the marriage, the News reported. ''We made him a promise,'' his manager, Jarred Weisfeld, told the Daily News. ''If or when he passes, all his seven children will be taken care of.''

ODB collapsed in a Manhattan recording studio over the weekend after complaining of chest pains. No cause of death has been determined. But Weisfeld told the Daily News that he doubted drugs were involved. A private funeral will be held for ODB on Thursday in Brooklyn, and will be followed by a public tribute, according to various reports.

Originally posted Nov 16, 2004