Prince’s 6 sib­lings de­clared his heirs

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AMin­nesota judge has ruled that Prince’s six sib­lings are the heirs to his es­tate, more than a year af­ter the pop su­per­star died of a drug over­dose.

In a rul­ing made pub­lic Fri­day, Carver County District JudgeKevin Eide de­clared that Prince died with­out a will and that his heirs are his sis­ter, Tyka Nel­son, and five half sib­lings: SharonNel­son, Nor­rine Nel­son, John R. Nel­son, Omarr Baker and Al­fred Jack­son.

Some ap­peals are pend­ing frompeo­ple whose claims of heir­ship­were re­jected. More than 45 peo­ple filed claims to be Prince’s wife, chil­dren, sib­lings or other rel­a­tives in the­wake of his death. Eide said if ap­pel­late courts send any re­jected claimants back to him, he will con­sider them.

Eide also said Prince’s as­setswon’t be dis­trib­uted with­out a for­mal court or­der and that noth­ing will be dis­trib­uted that might ad­versely af­fect the claims of those with pend­ing ap­peals.

Prince died April 21, 2016, of an ac­ci­den­tal drug over­dose. Court fil­ings sug­gest his es­tate is­worth around $200 mil­lion. Fed­eral and state es­tate taxes are ex­pected to con­sume about half the value.

KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP 2005

A judge ruled that Prince’s es­tate, es­ti­mated at $200 mil­lion, should go to his sis­ter and five half sib­lings.

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