Ruling on the issue that has generated controversy, after American pop star died from a fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio in his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57, a Minnesota judge on Friday May 19th declared Prince’s six siblings to be the rightful heirs to his estate worth as much as $250 million.
On why he declared the 6 siblings heirs to the multi-million dollar estate, CBS reported
that Judge Kevin Eide disclosed that the judgement was based on the fact that the music icon died without a will. With this, Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and his five half-siblings – Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson are his rightful heirs.
Here’s what the siblings told PEOPLE; ‘We are thrilled and relieved that Judge Eide granted our request to be the official heirs of our brother’s estate. Our ultimate goal is to remain a united front and honor his legacy together as a family and for his fans globally.’
Recall that after Prince died, more than 45 people came forward claiming to be his wife, children, siblings or other relatives including a prison inmate who said he was Prince’s son. However, they all had their claims rejected as a matter of law.