Prince’s 6 siblings declared his heirs
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.
A judge ruled that Prince’s estate, estimated at $200 million, should go to his sister and five half siblings.