Published May 19, 2017A Minnesota judge has ruled that Prince's six siblings are now the heirs to his estate worth around $200 million USD, the Associated Press reports.
In the ruling, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide determined that Prince had no will upon passing away, naming his sister Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings — Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson — as his heirs.
More than 45 people filed claims to be Prince's family members in the wake of his passing last year, with some claims of heirship to be his wife, children, siblings or extended relatives still pending. Eide ruled that he will consider rejected claimants should they be sent back to him by appellate courts.
Eide also ruled that the Purple One's assets won't be distributed without a formal court order, adding that nothing will be distributed that might affect the claims of those whose appeals are still pending.
Prince's estate has been active these past few months in successfully blocking the release of an EP containing unreleased material, and subsequently plotting a reality television show that would serve to premiere the aforementioned music.