700 people claim to be Prince’s half-siblings In a bid to Share his $300m estate
UP to 700 people have come forward claiming to be the late singer’s half-siblings following revelations that Prince’s blood is to be used to find legitimate heirs to his multi-million pound estate.
The Purple Rain singer left no will before his shock death on April 21 and now hundreds are attempting to stake a claim on his £200million estate.
Harvey Morse, of Morse Genealogical Services, has been tasked with leading the official investigation into the claims.He told the Daily Mail: “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’.”
Harvey added: “But 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.
A court hearing attended by Prince’s known relatives took place this week in Minnesota.
Attended by the singer’s sister Tyka Nelson and his five known half-siblings Sharon, Norrie and John Nelson, Omar Baker and Alfred Jackson – all are battling for a share in Prince’s multi-million pound fortune.
Aged 57, Prince was found dead in a lift at his £4.6million Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
The star was alleged to have been suffering with AIDS, while an autopsy reportedly finding the painkiller Percocet in his system.