Administrator determines Prince's real half-siblings

Photo of Prince from April 14, 2016.
Photo of Prince from April 14, 2016.

- Bremer Trust, the special administrator assigned to represent the estate of Prince, has confirmed that 5 potential heirs are indeed the half-siblings of Prince and will not require any additional genetic testing. Those 5 half-siblings -- Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson -- were the only 5 identified by Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, in the initial Carver County court filing.

Since his death, court documents indicate 13 other potential heirs have made claims, but none have been substantiated. In the latest batch of filings, the special administrator determined 3 people -- Darcell Johnston, Orrine Gersham and Loyal “Jimmy” James Gresham III – are not half siblings of Prince, and that the materials they submitted do not warrant further genetic testing.

Potential heirs to Prince’s estate had a July 15 deadline to submit genetic protocol documents to the Carver County Probate Court.

Prince died on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Chanhassen, Minn. He had no known will. His sister Tyka Nelson and 5 half siblings are now in line to divide the estate estimated to be worth as much as $300 million.

The next probate hearing is scheduled for July 28 when Judge Eide will hear arguments on extending media access.


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