>> Prince's death left behind a legacy of musical royalties and a convoluted question of inheritance. People now claiming to be Prince's children and long lost brothers and sisters are claiming shares of his estate. While it appears Prince's six confirmed siblings are the likely heirs to the late superstar's fortune.
Carver County District Judge Kevin Ayeed says he cannot grant them their inheritance until the court appeals from other claimants are exhausted. The judge also said Thursday he's waiting on pending DNA tests from would be heirs.>> So the court is not making a determination with respect to heir'stoday.
>> Prince left no will when he died of an accidental painkiller overdose last April, at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minnesota. He was 57 years-old. Under Minnesota law, his assets would pass equally to his younger sister Tyka Nelson, and his five surviving half siblings. The siblings are divided over who should be the personal envoy to the estate, that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Two attorneys with long standing standing ties to Prince are vying for the job. CNN contributor and one time White House advisor, Van Jones, and show business attorney, L Londell McMillen. Both men testified in Minnesota probate court Thursday. McMillen was Prince's former lawyer, manager, and friend, and is already serving as an estate consultant.
Jones collaborated with the late star in various philanthropic endeavors. He has the support of Tyka Nelson and one of her half-brothers, Omar Baker. Two other half-brothers and two half-sisters back McMillan. Meanwhile, the musician's sizeable fortune is in the process of being appraised. It includes the value of licensing fees, royalties and future retail sales generated by all of the music released during his career, and unheard recordings said to be locked away in a vault.