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Prince's sister asks court to appoint estate administrator

Published 26/04/2016

L Londell McMillan, left, says the death of the superstar was a complete shock (AP)
L Londell McMillan, left, says the death of the superstar was a complete shock (AP)

Prince's sister has said the superstar musician had no known will and she has filed paperwork asking a court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate.

Tyka Nelson filed the paperwork in the Carver County probate court in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Prince died aged 57 at his estate in suburban Minneapolis last week. No cause of death has yet been released.

Ms Nelson is his only surviving full sibling.

She said in her paperwork that an emergency exists because immediate action is necessary to manage Prince's business interests. She has asked that Bremer Trust, a corporate trust company, be named administrator.

With some 27 million US dollars (£18.5 million) in property and an outpouring of nostalgia over the pop star's death, Prince's heirs could stand to inherit a small fortune.

The size of the fortune is not clear, and recent disputes suggest money was tight.

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