Prince's siblings insist alleged 'heirs' are bogus

19th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

Prince's siblings have filed court documents insisting two women claiming to be the late musician's niece and grandniece have no genetic connection to him.

Prince live in Birmingham in 2014

Attorneys for the Purple Rain star's siblings and half-siblings insist Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson should not be named as heirs to his estate, according to court documents made public on Tuesday (18Oct16).

They are asking a judge to deny their claims at a hearing on the issue set for Friday (21Oct16).

Prince, who died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in April (16), left no will.

The Nelsons have filed court documents claiming they are descendants of the late Duane Nelson Sr., who they say was Prince's half-brother. They insist Prince's biological father considered Duane Nelson as his own son and Prince treated Duane like a brother.

Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, and his five half-siblings are in line to split Prince's estate six ways, unless another heir comes forward. Should the judge overseeing the case decide Duane Nelson was another half-sibling, Brianna and Victoria, and a man claiming to be Duane's son, could be entitled to a one-seventh share of Prince's millions.

The star's estate is said to be worth between $100 million (GBP81 million) and $300 million (GBP244 million).

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