Prince’s Estate Looking for Possible Heirs in the Local Area
The world was shocked April 21, 2016 when we got the word that legendary musician Prince died at his home Paisley Park. Even more shocking is that Prince didn't leave a will and that his estate is in limbo and they're looking for potential heirs in Louisiana.
Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, had a prolific career that spanned 38 years, 39 albums, sold more than 100 million albums around the world, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, won 7 Grammys, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar. He also had one of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows of all time! As you can imagine, his legacy is quite substantial. His net worth is an estimated $300 million and growing with every download.
Prince also had local roots. All four of his grandparents were from the great state of Louisiana. His kin hails Bienville, Claiborne, Lincoln and Webster Parishes and the towns of Arcadia, Cotton Valley and Homer.
That's where they're looking for living heirs to his estate. An advertisement appeared in the Minden Press Herald asking, “ARE YOU RELATED TO PRINCE?” As you can imagine, it created quite a stir coming just days after Prince's death. It's no surprise the estate is looking for kin in Webster Parish because Prince's father, John L. Nelson, was a jazz musician from Cotton Valley, LA who later relocated to Minnesota to escape racism.
Since the ad appeared in Minden and in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, more than 1,000 people have come forward claiming to be relatives. The estate has hired a firm to review the claims saying the process is 'similar to triage.'
If you think you may be related to Prince and are a possible heir to his fortune, you should contact Morse Genealogical Services at 1-800-410-4347 ext. 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.