In the wake of Prince’s unexpected death, nearly 700 men and women are trying their best to get a piece of Prince’s fortune, which is rumored to be nearing $1 billion. According to Harvey Morse, there’s only one person who stands to inherit some of Prince’s wealth, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying.
“Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls,” Morse said. “‘They run the gamut, literally from ‘We lived in the same area so we must be related’, to ‘We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion.’ ”
Despite the overwhelming number of calls, Morse wants solid proof of the alleged blood-relationship of those claiming to be related to late music icon.
“But I like official documents,’ he said. “Birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates, census records, that sort of thing – papers that were drawn up without any thought of this eventuality.”
Prince is known to have one full sister, Tyka Nelson and five half-brothers and sisters Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson. Of Prince’s half siblings, two are dead. Duane Nelson has a surviving granddaughter, Victoria who is entitled to her share, while Lorna Nelson died without having children.
On April 21, Prince was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park compound. He was 57.