Judge to hold hearing to determine Prince's legal heirs
Los Angeles: A Minnesota judge will hold a second hearing to determine the procedures necessary to figure out who will be the heir to Prince's nearly USD 300 million estate.
The hearing will set the ground rules for how to determine which of Prince's relatives will inherit his belongings and fortune but not yet point to which particular individual will get to claim ownership of his estate, reported Us magazine.
Under Minnesota law, any children of the deceased would be the rightful heir, but since Prince did not have any children, and since his parents, John L Nelson and Mattie Shaw, are both dead, the determination would come down to the legendary musician's siblings.
Prince has one sister, Tyka Nelson, and several half-siblings: John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker.
The "Purple Rain" singer was found unresponsive at his Paisley Park abode in Chanhassan, Minnesota, on April 21.