Prince Did Not Have Will, Sister Tyka Files Legal Documents Over Singer’s Estate

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By Shari Weiss

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Prince did not have a will, according to legal documents filed by his sister Tyka Nelson.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Prince unexpectedly died last Thursday at age 57. No cause of death has been determined. Following an autopsy, his body was cremated, and his family held a private memorial on Saturday.

Tyka is now leading the charge to get her brother’s affairs in order. In new legal paperwork filed in Minnesota, she declares, “I do not know of the existence of a will and have no reason to believe that the decedent executed testamentary documents in any form.” She requests Bremer Trust to be appointed as a special administrator, pointing to Prince’s long history of working with the bank.

There have been wildly differing guesses on how much Prince’s estate may be worth, from $150 million to twice that. With no will, his fortune will likely be divided between Tyka and his five other half-siblings. Prince was also pre-deceased by another brother and sister.

The probate process will sort out exactly who qualifies as an heir, with each beneficiary getting an equal share. And Tyka’s filing notes, “The decedent has heirs whose identities and addresses need to be determined.” Gossip Cop will continue to have updates as appropriate.

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