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Hunt is on for Geoffrey Edelsten's missing millions as angry creditors chase his debts 

Creditors and an ex-business partner are set to chase debts owed by Geoffrey Edelsten by challenging his will in the wake of his death last week.

The death of Edelsten, who'd been declared bankrupt in Australia and the US, revealed a messy financial and personal situation, with multiple parties expected to make a claim on his estate. 

One of those people is his former US business partner Rafael 'Alfie' Mawardi, who Edelsten met at Mawardi's House of Nurielle fashion boutique in Las Vegas when his then wife Brynne bought an $8500 lace jumpsuit in the store.

She later wore it to an Australian Grand Prix Ball at Crown.

'We went into the shop at the same time as Heidi Klum, who was filming Germany's top model,' Edelsten recalled in 2014.

'Brynne got in first and Heidi got very upset because she wanted that same thing, but we bought it.'

The $8500 jumpsuit that led to Geoffrey Edelsten investing more than $20million in the US. His ex-business partner in that venture said he will challenge Edelsten's will to recover debts

Rafael 'Alfie' Mawardi and his wife, Limor, founders of the House of Nurielle fashion brand. Mawardi said he never received a cent from Edelsten

The meeting with Mawardi led to Edelsten investing more than $20million into House of Nureille, two apartment complexes in the US, a jet and a casino in the Dominican Republic. 

But Mawardi said he never saw a cent from Edelsten.    

'I'm sure there is still money out there,' he told the Herald-Sun.

'He had all the cars, he had 10 to 15 cars – are you going to tell me that it all just disappeared?

'I think that now that he has passed away, I have legal rights to go after him.'

Edelsten filed for bankruptcy in the US in 2013 after his investments with Mawardi fell heavily into debt. House of Nurielle boutiques in Singapore and Dubai, for example, quickly failed. 

Mawardi later filed a lawsuit in Florida against Edelsten claiming he was owed $11million. He also claimed he'd been stabbed five times with a knife by a man he believed had links to Edelsten. 

Edelsten was forced to sell a number of his Australian assets during US bankruptcy proceedings, including a penthouse apartment in Melbourne, luxury cars and an apartment at palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast. 

In mourning: Gabi Grecko has weighed in with her theories about Geoffrey Edelsten's sudden death last week

The flamboyant doctor's former accountant Lindsay Hosking also told the Herald-Sun he'd been appointed executor of Edelsten's will but had no idea who might challenge the document. 

'I haven't seen the will yet,' he said.   

Ex-wives Brynne Gordon, Gabi Grecko and Leanne Nesbitt, and former girlfriend Isabel Beard, may all have a claim on the will.  

The unsavoury spectacle comes as Gabi Grecko weighed in with her theories about Geoffrey Edelsten's sudden death last week.

In an interview with the Herald Sun on Thursday, the 32-year-old self-described 'widow' of the late millionaire businessman claimed he'd lost the will to live.

Gabi - who admitted on Instagram that she hadn't been in contact with Geoffrey for a year-and-a-half prior to his death - said he had multiple issues he was dealing with.

'I feel almost bad, I think if he was in better spirits he would have lived, but he had so much debt, and his mum passed away, and I had left, I think he just gave up,' she claimed. 

Gabi said she was still coming to terms with Geoffrey's death and was grieving the loss of her former husband.  

'I haven't found love after him. And it's sad I can never speak to him, even if I wanted,' she continued.

'I'm definitely trying to grieve in a healthy way despite mean people saying I don't care. This is a person I married and actually did love, so it's definitely a loss that will affect me.' 

On Wednesday, Gabi remembered Geoffrey by sharing a bizarre gallery of Christmas-themed photos. 

The images showed the colourful businessman - who was Jewish - wearing a Santa costume with a menorah hanging around his neck.

Meanwhile, Gabi opted for a racy red and white mini-dress with a deep V-neckline and corseted waist. 

The former couple posed on a plush red carpet and posed in front of a mini model of the Eiffel Tower, which had been decorated with Christmas baubles.

'RIP,' Gabi simply captioned the post. 

Ho, ho, ho: Gabi remembered Geoffrey on Wednesday by sharing a bizarre gallery of Christmas-themed photos

Merging cultures: The photos showed Geoffrey - who was Jewish - wearing a Santa costume with a menorah hanging around his neck

Merry Christmas: Gabi remembered her late ex-husband, Geoffrey, with a series of bizarre Christmas-themed photos on Wednesday

On the same day, Geoffrey was laid to rest in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Melbourne.

It was a simple farewell attended by just over 30 mourners, who gathered at his plot within the Jewish gardens of the Springvale Botanical Cemetery - southeast of the city.

The doctor, who was jailed in 1990 for perverting the course of justice and soliciting Christopher 'Mr Rent-a-Kill' Dale Flannery to assault a former patient, was remembered for his kindness.  

One man, only identified as Mike, said he would keep his words brief due to the reporters lurking about within earshot.

He had met Edelsten 35 years ago and was instantly impressed with his friend's dedication to medicine.

'The patients always came first,' he told mourners.

He described Edelsten as being 'before his time' in the innovations he introduced to the Australian medical industry.  

Edelsten had made his millions back in the 1980s after developing a medical computer system that revolutionised the industry. 

Throwing out theories: Gabi - who admitted on Instagram that she hadn't been in contact with Geoffrey (pictured at a memorial in Melbourne in May 2014) for a year-and-a-half prior to his death - said he had multiple issues he was dealing with

Meanwhile, in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, Gabi claimed that she never divorced the multimillionaire businessman when they split in 2015. 

'For people who have asked. No me and Geoffrey were still married when he passed away, no divorce, widowed,' she wrote.

In a since-deleted post on Instagram on Monday, Gabi also claimed she was in with a shot at a slice of his fortune. 

She shared a bizarre post from an Instagram follower, who claimed Geoffrey had told her three years ago that he would leave Gabi 'something' in his will. 

Widow: Gabi said she was still coming to terms with Geoffrey's death and was grieving the loss of her former husband

'I met Mr Edelsten at a hospital in Australia three years ago. He told me that Gabi is the only woman that he has ever loved and that he can never love another woman,' the post read. 

'He also mentioned that unlike the others, she was not with him for his money and that he intends to leave her something in his last will and testament upon his passing.' 

Geoffrey was found dead aged 78 by a cleaner at his Melbourne apartment on Friday, June 11 - the anniversary of his wedding to Gabi. 

'I feel almost bad, I think if he was in better spirits he would have lived, but he had so much debt, and his mum passed away, and I had left, I think he just gave up,' she claimed. Pictured together at the Melbourne Cup in November 2014

Gabi and Geoffrey dated on and off for five years, before marrying in Melbourne back in 2015.

He was 72 and she was only 26 when they tied the knot in an elaborate wedding ceremony. 

But their marriage proved to be short-lived, with the former couple splitting just a few months later.

'I haven't found love after him. And it's sad I can never speak to him, even if I wanted,' she said. Pictured together at the Brownlow Medal in Melbourne in September 2014

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