A judge has ruled that Prince’s six siblings will be the heirs to his $200 million estate, more than a year after the Purple Rain singer died of a drug overdose.
Carver County district judge Kevin Eide declared his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings – Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson— as his heirs.
Prince did not leave a will, leaving more than 45 people claiming access to his enormous fortune. One of the claimants included a prisoner in Colorado who wrongly claimed to be Prince’s son.
The issue is not over yet: some of the dismissed cases have filed for appeals. Judge Eide will consider any new decisions from the appellate courts over the rejected cases. This means his siblings must wait another year to get their share of the millions.
Prince died last April of an accidental drug overdose. Though his estate is set to be worth around $200 million, much of it will go to taxes.