Prince’s $300 million estate may be divided between his six living relatives and the Jehovah’s Witness church after it was determined he did not leave a will.
Prince’s estate, which includes his massive music catalog, will likely go to his closest living relative, his sister Tyka Nelson. But, according TMZ, Prince and his sister Tyka have 5 half sisters and half brothers.
If there is no will, Minnesota inheritance law controls how the estate is divided between the closest living relatives. It’s not clear if Minnesota law recognizes half siblings as “close” relatives.
Prince left no children, and has been married twice but divorced both times. According to TMZ, his will has not been found, and family sources indicates it’s unlikely to be found, since he had shown no interest in ever penning one.
“Our sources say various professionals raised the issue of a will with Prince but he never had an interest in drafting one.” TMZ writes.
“We’ve contacted various people, including family members, and they all say they have not seen a will and so far no one has come forward with one.”
The 57-year-old singer whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson died under mysterious circumstances Thursday morning at his sprawling residence in Paisley Park, Minneapolis, and was cremated during a private ceremony over the weekend.