Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, made some news when she said her brother had left no known will and filed documents in a Minneapolis court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate. That’s the word from Variety, sourcing Associated Press reports. Tyka, Prince’s only surviving full sibling filed an emergency motion for “formal appointment of special administrator” at a Carver County probate court in Minneapolis, essentially asking to be appointed executor of his estate. “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,” Nelson stated in the documents.
The documents also list several half-siblings — John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Alfred Jackson, Omar Baker and the late Lorna Nelson as potential heirs. The filing also states that his assets are unknown, although his estate included about $27 million in property. The documents request that Bremer Trust, a corporate trust company that has handled Prince’s financial affairs for several years, be named temporary administrator of the estate until a representative is appointed.
• And in a related story that may or may not have any validity, Prince’s brother-in-law Maurice Phillips, Tyka’s husband, is telling the media that Prince’s Paisley Park home and recording complex will be turned into a museum to honor his memory. “We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory,” Phillips told British tabloid The Sun. “It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy.” He added, “Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.” The article says it is hoped that Paisley Park will someday rival Elvis Presley‘s Graceland in Memphis.