Prince‘s six siblings have officially been declared the heirs of his estate.
On Friday, May 19, Minnesota Judge Kevin Eide handed the reins over to Tyka Nelson, Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John R. Nelson. A decision he made based on the fact that the Purple One died without a will and his sister, Tyka Nelson, along with his five half-siblings are his rightful heirs, CBS News reports.
“We are thrilled and relieved that Judge Eide granted our request to be the official heirs of our brother’s estate. Our ultimate goal is to remain a united front and honor his legacy together as a family and for his fans globally,” his siblings said in a statement to People.
As previously reported, the estate, worth as much as $250 million, consists of a vault of unreleased music, about $25.4 million worth of real estate and other personal property such as a horde of cash — $110K spread over four bank accounts — unclaimed property, capital credits, and 67 gold bars. Let’s not forget, 10 vehicles, including a 1993 Ford Thunderbird, 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1997 Lincoln Town car, 2004 Cadillac Roadsters XLR, a 2010 Mercedes Benz, 2011 Lincoln MKT, 1996 BMW Z3 Roadster, 2006 Bentley, 1985 Cadillac Limo, and a 1999 Plymouth Prowler.
Other items include a variety of musical instruments, jewelry, household furnishings, a 2006 Bentley and his iconic Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge motorcycles.
According to ABC News, the judge’s ruling also determines how the assets will be distributed as well as leaves the door open for parties to appeal who have claimed to be one of the singer’s heirs.
On April 21, 2016, the “Little Red Corvette” crooner was discovered unresponsive in an elevator on his Paisley Park property. An autopsy later determined that the 57-year-old had died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, that was “self-administered.”