Prince’s siblings declared legal heirs to $200m fortune after intense legal battle

Prince’s siblings have been declared the legal heirs to his Paisley Park estate, more than a year after he died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

A lengthy and drawn-out legal battle has seen more than 45 people come forward claiming to be related to Prince; claims that included the false effort from a prisoner in Colorado who believed he was the son of the iconic pop star, according to the BBC.

Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister, and five half-siblings – Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson have been declared the legal heirs to Prince’s estimated worth of around $200m (£153m) – although around half of that will be claimed in tax.

Minnesota district judge Kevin Eide, however, also went on to reveal that the rejected candidates have the right to appeal which means Prince’s siblings must wait another year to get their share of the money.

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