Prince death: Singer’s sister and half-siblings declared heirs

More than a year after the death of the superstar musician Prince, his sister and five half-siblings have been declared his legal heirs.

The singer died in April 2016 at his Paisley Park studios, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

He did not leave a will and did not have any children.

Reports place the value of his estate at around $200m (£153m), though taxes will likely absorb around half of that.

In a protracted legal battle, as many as 45 people have staked a claim to the fortune, including a prisoner in Colorado who wrongly claimed to be Prince’s son.

Last July, a judge rejected claims by 29 would-be heirs, and ordered genetic tests to be carried out on others.

 

BBC

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