A Minnesota judge will hold a second hearing on Monday, June 27, to determine the procedures necessary to figure out who will be the heir to Prince’s nearly $300 million estate.
According to The Associated Press, the hearing will set the ground rules for how to determine which of Prince’s relatives will inherit his belongings and fortune — but it will not decide which particular individual gets to claim ownership of his estate.
Under Minnesota law, any children of the deceased would be rightful heirs, but since Prince did not have any children, and since his parents, John L. Nelson and Mattie Shaw, are both dead, the determination would come down to the legendary musician’s siblings.
Prince has one sister, Tyka Nelson, and several half-siblings: John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker.
At present, Bremer Trust has been managing Prince’s estate until the family can come to a legal consensus over how his estate will be split. (In May, a judge authorized the use of the late music icon’s blood to run DNA tests just in case anyone tried to claim the inheritance.)
So far, a man from Kansas City named Carlin Q. Williams has stepped forward claiming to be Prince’s son, but a source tells the AP that a DNA test has already ruled him out as a possible heir.
The "Purple Rain" singer was found unresponsive at his Paisley Park abode in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21. He has since been honored in countless memorials throughout the world, and stars will pay tribute to Prince at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26.
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