Yikes! Since Prince left behind no heirs, with his sudden death his former drug addict sister could end up being a millionaire 800 times over if he failed to leave a will!
Uh oh! The late Prince was an incredibly wealthy guy, who amassed a $300 million fortune before his untimely death at age 57 on Apr. 21. But if he died without a will, that money and his half-billion dollar music catalog will go to his 55-year-old sister Tyka Nelson, who used to be a prostitute and drug addict! Read on more more about the crazy situation.
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Prince was such a super meticulous guy and a savvy businessman, so we’d be pretty shocked if he neglected to have a will to disperse his vast financial empire and musical catalog. But if he failed to have one drawn up, his nearest living relative is Tyka and by Minnesota state law, his entire fortune would go to her. The pair were never super close and she made some bad lifestyle choices, so it would be quite a shock if she ended up with everything.
She told the The National Enquirer in 2003 about how as a single mom, she turned to prostitution to feed her small kids, and eventually sold her possessions in order to buy crack cocaine before going to rehab and getting clean.
“I was a single mother and my boys were babies, I sold my body for food, money and pampers,” Tyka revealed. And that wasn’t even the lowest point in her life! “I pawned the car Prince had given me and sold the kids’ TV for drugs,” said Tyka. At the time of the interview, the siblings were estranged, as she noted “I love my brother. But I’m not a yo-yo. He can’t just keep spinning me in and out of his life.” Stream Prince’s music completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
Prince and Tyka had become closer again at the time of his death, and she visited his Paisley Park estate the day after her brother’s death there to visit with his fans who have been dropping off flowers, purple balloons and messages of condolence. Wearing purple hair in honor of her late older brother, she told fans, “He loved all of you. Thank you for loving him back.” Time will tell if he left a will whether Tyka could inherit hundreds of millions of dollars.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Prince left a will? If he did, do you think he included Tyka in it?