A Minnesota judge has dismissed claims from 29 would-be heirs to the estate of the late pop star Prince, strengthening the inheritance claims of the performer’s surviving siblings.
The court order came in response to a flood of individuals seeking a piece of an estate, valued at more than $500 million, left by Prince when he died unexpectedly in April at the age of 57, apparently without a will.
Six people said to be Prince’s siblings, half-siblings or other relatives would have to undergo genetic testing.
The judge also denied five people amongst the 29 who came forward claiming Prince was their biological or adoptive father, and several others claiming their dad was also Prince’s genetic parent by way of an extramarital affair with Prince’s mother.
Another dismissed person was a Georgia resident, who said she had been married to Prince but that her marriage records were kept secret by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.