Rock & Roll Legend Has Dementia,

Brian Wilson, the 81-year-old Beach Boys co-founder, has entered into a conservatorship following health difficulties compounded by the recent loss of his wife, Melinda Ledbetter.

Wilson’s family has entrusted two trusted associates to oversee his well-being as co-conservators, a decision made in accordance with pre-established family plans shared by Wilson and Melinda.

LeeAnn Hard and Jean Sievers, long-standing representatives of the Wilson family, will ensure stability in Wilson’s household and provide care for him and his children, under the supervision of Gloria Ramos and a dedicated support team.

Despite Wilson’s ongoing battle with a “major neurocognitive disorder,” which includes struggles with daily tasks due to conditions like dementia, he will continue to engage with family, friends, and pursue activities of his choosing.

The announcement of Wilson’s conservatorship closely follows the passing of his beloved wife, Melinda, whom Wilson affectionately described as his “savior” and “anchor” throughout their 28-year marriage. Her emotional support fueled his career and inspired his profound musical contributions.

Throughout their marriage, Wilson and Ledbetter welcomed five adopted children, enriching their family life with love and joy.

Prior to his marriage to Ledbetter, Wilson was married to Marilyn Rovell, with whom he shares two daughters, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, both of whom have pursued successful musical careers with the group Wilson Phillips.