The battle over Prince Roger Nelson’s estate continues.
This week, Carver County Judge Kevin Eide ordered genetic testing on the late singer’s four known half-siblings: Tyka Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John Nelson. Also being tested are Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson — both of whom have recently claimed they are the niece and great-niece of the funk legend, reports the Associated Press.
According to People, the judge’s order, made on Friday, July 29, also bars 29 more people, who claimed to either be the star’s children, siblings and even distant relatives, from seeking a stake of Nelson’s massive estate, worth an estimated more than $250 million.
According to reports, Judge Eide threw out five additional claims as they had either been adopted by other parents (severing any relationship to Prince even if he had been their biological father) or lacked “crucial documentary proof.”
“At this point, we’re looking at something that’s probably going to last through the year, at least. It just depends on if everyone agrees with everyone’s claims,” a source previously told People, referring to the estate brawl. “It could be done very quickly. It’s just a lot of speculation at this point. Eventually all things will come to appear clear, but it is a slow process.”
On April 21, 2016, news broke that the “Little Red Corvette” crooner was discovered by his staff, unresponsive in an elevator, at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. Although those who found his body called 911, it was too late for the singer whose death was later attributed to an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. He died unmarried and without a will.
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