Prince’s Family Plans To Bring His Music Back As The Estate Battle Ends
Prince‘s sister and singer Tyka Nelson spoke to WCCO’s Reg Chapman and opened up about disagreements about the estate, recently solved in court. Nelson declared their freedom, saying their first plan was to share the real Prince music with everyone.
Unfortunately, Prince passed away because of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, at age 57, on April 21, 2016, and his unexpected death devastated his family, friends, colleagues, and fans worldwide. Many of them paid tribute to the music legend through their kind comments on their social media accounts. However, none of them could guess that his passing would turn into a neverending battle on the court.
The main reason was that Prince didn’t leave a will, and the estate needed to be worked on by the authorities. Then, his heirs became his sister, Tyka Nelson, half-siblings Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker, and Alfred Jackson. Finally, years later, Internal Revenue Service and the estate’s administrator, Comerica Bank & Trust, reached an agreement, meaning that it was the end of the longtime legal battle on the estate.
They decided to value Prince’s estate at $156.4 million and planned how heirs would share it; each of them will receive around $2.8 million in cash and half of the membership for PRN LLC, PRN Real Estate LLC, NPG Records LLC, with many more. Then, following their court victory, Nelson stated that they were free now and would work on bringing original music from Prince as soon as possible, which they should have had six years ago.
Here’s what Prince’s sister said:
“What’s the most important thing you think about when you think of Prince? Where is it? It’s not here. So we’re going to bring it back. That’s what we are going to do. Once we have the music, they are going to get the real good sound that we should have had six years ago. We’re going to bring his original music out.”
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