Saturday, 20 May 2017

Prince death: Singer's sister and half-siblings declared heirs



More than a year after the death of the superstar musician Prince, his sister and five half-siblings have been declared his legal heirs.

 
The singer died in April 2016 at his Paisley Park studios, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.


He did not leave a will and did not have any children.


Reports place the value of his estate at around $200m (£153m), though taxes will likely absorb around half of that.


In a protracted legal battle, as many as 45 people have staked a claim to the fortune, including a prisoner in Colorado who wrongly claimed to be Prince's son.
Last July, a judge rejected claims by 29 would-be heirs, and ordered genetic tests to be carried out on others.




BBC    News.