(CN) — Music legend Prince likely died without a will according to his only full sibling, who asked a Minneapolis probate judge on Tuesday to appoint a special administrator to oversee the singer’s estate.
Prince died at his Paisley Park recording studio on April 21 at the age of 57. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
On Tuesday, his only full sibling Tyka Nelson filed a petition in Carver County asking a probate judge to appoint Bremer Trust as special administrator of her brother’s estate, noting that the trust’s affiliate Bremer Bank had “provided financial services to decedent for a number of years and has knowledge of his personal financial and business financial affairs.”
Nelson says in the petition that she doesn’t know of “the existence of a will and has no reason to believe that the decedent executed testamentary documents in any form,” adding that she has no estimate of the value of Prince’s assets or debts.
She says Bremer Trust should be appointed immediately to manage Prince’s ongoing business interests.
The petition also lists three half brothers and two half sisters as Prince’s heirs. A third half sister preceded him in death.
Twice divorced, Prince also had no living children at the time of his death. His only son died a week after birth in 1996.
Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide during a career that spanned four decades. During that time, he also won seven Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Oscar.
Tyka Nelson is represented by Matthew Shea and Brian Dillon of the Minneapolis firm Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett.
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