Thursday 8 December 2016

Woman claiming to be Prince's long-lost half sister comes forward to say she's entitled to cut of multi-million dollar estate

Published 03/05/2016 | 13:17

Prince's death last month at the age of 57 shocked the music world
Prince's death last month at the age of 57 shocked the music world

A woman claiming to be Prince’s half-sister has come forward to say she is entitled to a cut of the late singer's multi-million dollar estate.

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Darcell Johnston has filed legal documents in the singer's probate case saying she's a beneficiary.

Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson – his only known full sibling – was named an heir last month along with five of his living half-siblings, John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker.

Prince’s estate may now have to be split seven ways instead of six.

TMZ has reported that Darcell is claiming to be the singer’s long lost half sister because they share the same mother.

It is understood that some members of Prince's family only learned of the woman’s existence a few days ago. 

A special administrator of the estate will investigate the legitimacy of Darcell's claim, but the court will have final say.

Yesterday, five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court for the first hearing to start sorting out the estate, a task complicated because the star musician is not known to have left a will.

Prince died suddenly last month aged 57.

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