Up to 700 people claim a slice of Prince’s estate


Up to 700 people have come forward claiming to be Prince’s half-sibling in a bid to secure a share of his lucrative estate.

As the ‘Purple Rain’ singer left no will before his shock death last month, Harvey Morse, of Morse Genealogical Services, is currently trying to establish the legitimacy of the claims of each person who has come forward, with the late star’s £200million estate set to be divided between his siblings.

He explained to MailOnline: “Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls.

“They run the gamut, literally from ‘We lived in the same area so we must be related’, to ‘We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion’.”

However, Morse also admitted he preferred dealing with documented evidence, rather than with some of the questionable links that have been put forward by people claiming to be related to the chart-topping musician.

He said: “I like official documents. Birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates, census records, that sort of thing – papers that were drawn up without any thought of this eventuality.”

Minnesota law states that all siblings, irrespective of whether they are full or half, are entitled to an equal share of Prince’s estate.

Meanwhile, the report comes shortly after a court hearing was staged in connection to the long-term future of the estate.

It was attended by the singer’s sister Tyka Nelson as well as his five known half-siblings Sharon, Norrie and John Nelson, Omar Baker and Alfred Jackson.

All of them are apparently keen to get their share of the award-winning singer’s multi-million pound estate, which is also said to include a huge number of records that have not yet been released to the public and could be worth millions.

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  1. Avatar jakaqu July 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    how can a body decompose within a day Capital??

    1. Avatar may July 10th, 2012 at 9:48 am

      it was when,the relatives found it after a whole week at the city mortury

  2. Avatar Ruth Esiabia July 10th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Did they mention anywhere in this article that the body wad dicomposed?

  3. Avatar kitati July 10th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    am very sad to read this article ,people with no human character,but capital you should be certain on what you post on internet -where on this world a dead body decompose within 24 hours?

    1. Avatar Sarah Wakasa July 11th, 2012 at 11:03 am

      The body was found way before the news reports. She is believed to have died within 24 hours after kidnapping, i.e. on June 30.

      1. Avatar kitati July 11th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        the main question is how they reported ,because this has to be declared by a professional authority ,sarah wakasa if am not wrong

  4. Avatar Were July 10th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Very sad indeed,my condolences to the bereaved family.


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