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Prince died without a will

A Minnesota judge confirmed despite Prince's estate being worth approximately $250 million, the singer did not have a will that detailed the distribution of his assets
Prince

The musical legend, who died on April 21 at the age of 57, will have his multi million dollar estate temporarily appointed to Bremer Trust.

Judge Kevin Eide gave the trust company the responsibility and “authority to manage and supervise [Prince’s] assets and determine the identity of [his] heirs,” according to court documents. Bremer will act as an administrator for six months or until a personal representative takes over.

Prince’s death

TMZ reported that the singer’s assets could potentially be divided among his living brothers and sisters — Tyka Nelson, John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker.

According to People, Prince’s sister Tyka filed the emergency petition for the appointment of a special administrator on Tuesday morning.

“I do not know of the existence of a Will and have no reason to believe that the Decedent executed testamentary documents in any form,” the document states.

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Last week Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

He was cremated, and his loved ones held a private ceremony in his hometown two days after his death on April 23.

The star – whose musical genius was widely admired by fans and fellow artists like – was the subject of countless tributes on social media shortly after the news broke, as fans took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to honour his legacy.

“I still haven’t really recovered. Not to be dramatic or overly sensitive, but I really feel like a piece of me died,” close friend Lenny Kravitz told Rolling Stone of his reaction to the news.

“He was a mentor and then someone I got to know as a friend and lay with. So when he left, a part of me really went too.”

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