The Angels frontman, who died aged 67 in June last year (14) after a battle with brain cancer, gave Mark Filby the cash but the Australian star's family alleges it was only a loan and should be repaid.

However, Filby claims the money was a payment in exchange for shares in one of his companies and is fighting legal action from the Neeson family.

They have applied for Filby's defence to be struck out, and a decision is due at a court in Australia on Thursday (28May15).

The rocker's son Kieran Neeson tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph, "Filby is claiming that all funds he received from Dad were in exchange for shares in one of his companies and that none of it was in fact 'loaned', yet we have a statutory declaration signed by Filby and witnessed by a JP clearly stating he, Mark Filby, 'borrowed' money from Dad."