A Minnesota judge has finally shut down the dozens of “parentage issues”, the money grabbing, gold digging, “Prince Was My Dad” claims that have deluged the estate of the late super star by ruling that Prince’s six siblings are the heirs to his estate.
In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince died without a will and that his full sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are his heirs.
There are people who filed appeals even after their claims of heir ship were rejected. Eide said that if the appellate courts send those cases back to him, he’ll still fully consider them. So the door is not completely closed but I seriously doubt anybody other than his sibling have any cash coming.
Court filings suggest his estate is worth around $200 million. Federal and state estate taxes are expected to consume about half of that….YES HALF! I guess Uncle Sam is the biggest winner of all.
The Judge also said Prince’s assets won’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. So the frauds are holding up their purple payday.
Eide had previously said he would not rule the siblings as heirs until all those appeals had been decided. Attorneys for those who appealed said their interests would be harmed if the district court didn’t wait out the appeals process.
But lawyers for Prince’s siblings didn’t want to wait, saying further delays would have increased costs to the estate and impede its efficient administration.
Prince Rogers Nelson died April 21st, 2016 of a suspected accidental drug overdose. I still have a very hard time believing Prince did not leave a will don’t you?
19 Surprising Facts About Prince
1. Prince wrote his first song at age 7. He titled it "Funk Machine."Source:Getty 1 of 19
2. Prince once sued Adobe Photoshop to prevent fans from altering his photos. Unfortunately, he lost.Source:Getty 2 of 19
3. Prince's favorite meal was spaghetti and orange juice.Source:Getty 3 of 19
4. The "Purple Rain" soundtrack spent 24 weeks at number one on Billboard.Source:Getty 4 of 19
5. Michael Jackson's "Bad" was supposed to be a duet with Prince.Source:Getty 5 of 19
6. Prince was a devout Jehovah's Witness.Source:Getty 6 of 19
7. In 1980, when John Lennon was murdered, Prince was only a few blocks away.Source:Getty 7 of 19
8. Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks was supposed to write "Purple Rain," but couldn't handle the pressure.Source:Getty 8 of 19
9. Family and friends called Prince "Skipper" as a kid.Source:Getty 9 of 19
10. In 1984, Prince not only had the number one movie in the country, but also the number one single & album.Source:Getty 10 of 19
11. Despite his small stature, Prince was a remarkable basketball player.Source:Getty 11 of 19
12. Prince formed his first band when he was 13 years old.Source:Getty 12 of 19
13. In 2012, Prince dissed Maroon 5 for covering "Kiss."Source:Getty 13 of 19
14. In 2013, Prince performed at "Star Wars" director George Lucas' wedding.Source:Getty 14 of 19
15. The movie "Purple Rain" cost $7 million to make and grossed over $69 million.Source:Getty 15 of 19
16. Prince scrapped his 1987 album "The Black Album" just days before its release.Source:Getty 16 of 19
17. Prince penned The Bangles' "Manic Monday" and Chaka Khan's "I Feel For U."Source:Getty 17 of 19
18. Prince's dad once had a band called Prince Rogers Jazz Trio.Source:Getty 18 of 19
19. Prince sent Janelle Monae a singing telegram asking for a copy of her "The Electric Lady" album.Source:Getty 19 of 19