Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2005 file photo, Melvin Dummar smiles after signing copies of a book that Gary Magnesen had written about Dummar's claims that Howard Hughes left him a portion of the Hughes estate. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret Morning News via AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2005 file photo, Melvin Dummar smiles after signing copies of a book that Gary Magnesen had written about Dummar's claims that Howard Hughes left him a portion of the Hughes estate. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret Morning News via AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, Melvin Dummar and his attorney Stuart Stein, left, arrive at federal court in Salt Lake City. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, Melvin Dummar and his attorney Stuart Stein, left, arrive at federal court in Salt Lake City. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
FILE - This March, 2004 file photo shows Melvin Dummar in Hawthorne, Nev. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (David C. Henley/Lahontan Valley News via AP, File)
FILE - This March, 2004 file photo shows Melvin Dummar in Hawthorne, Nev. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (David C. Henley/Lahontan Valley News via AP, File)
In this April 19, 2007 file photo, Melvin Dummar loads up with product from a meat packing company in Tooele, Utah. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
In this April 19, 2007 file photo, Melvin Dummar loads up with product from a meat packing company in Tooele, Utah. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
FILE - This June 13, 2006 file photo shows Melvin Dummar in Salt Lake City. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson, File)
FILE - This June 13, 2006 file photo shows Melvin Dummar in Salt Lake City. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson, File)