It's ironic really, he simply wanted to help the children and he was discovered being a bigamist and arrested when it was ascertained that he wasn't paying child support to his own children.
It really teaches you - take care of your own issues first.
If he had, maybe the rebellious teenagers of tomorrow would be just that bit further away from a crippling lung disease related death. Now, sadly, they aren't any further away from one. In fact, it's safe to say they're probably closer than ever.