Who knew Prince had such a large family? Over 700 people have come forward to claim that they’re related to Prince, after it was revealed that the late singer had no will in place to deal with his $300 million fortune! They’re not going to get that money so easily, though!
A Minnesota judge has decided that the only way to deal with the flurry of people attempting to claim they’re related to Prince is to demand they all take DNA tests to match a sample taken from his blood! Over 700 people have come forward to say that they’re Prince’s long lost brothers and sisters, and the people in charge of his $300 million estate are having just a little bit of a hard time believing it!
Prince’s siblings are entitled to his $300 million estate, per Minnesota law. Prince has one sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half siblings: Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson. Additionally, he has two deceased half-siblings, Duane Nelson and Lorna Nelson; Duane’s granddaughter, Victoria, is entitled to his share of the money. To hear more about Prince, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Before they get their millions from their late brother, a genealogical service has put together a task force to ensure there aren’t others entitled to his estate money. Not leaving behind a will really complicated things. But since there’s no way in hell that Prince had hundreds of siblings, it’s time to 100 percent sure who’s telling the truth.
“Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls,” Harvey Morse, the man in charge of the genealogical search, told Daily Mail. They run the gamut, literally from ‘We lived in the same area so we must be related’ to ‘We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion.’ But I like official documents. Birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates, census records, that sort of thing — papers that were drawn up without any thought of this eventuality.”
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