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As the court process over the estate of Prince begins to unwind, Heir Hunters of Court TV enter the fray.

Entertainer Prince appears to have died without a will and under Minnesota intestacy law, his six siblings and half-siblings are his closest relatives and will receive the estate. However, a Court TV program claims to have been contacted by a child of Prince.

The Heir Hunters International group, which has a Court TV show, is claiming an unidentified man revealed to them that Prince had an affair with his mother in the 1980s and that he is Prince’s child. The group claims that the story is credible, but that it needs to do more research.

The Heir Hunters have also claimed to have a credible claim from another woman who claims to be a half-sibling of the musician. The Daily Mail reported on this story in “Minnesota man is claiming to be Prince’s ‘love child’ from a fling with his mom in the ’80s as the music legend’s sister asks to be in charge of his $300 million estate.”

For the child to have his claim validated and inherit the estate, he will first need to convince the court that his claim is believable enough for the court to order DNA testing. As Prince did not have an estate plan it is expected that people claiming to be his relatives will be numerous.

Reference: Daily Mail (April 28, 2016) “Minnesota man is claiming to be Prince’s ‘love child’ from a fling with his mom in the ’80s as the music legend’s sister asks to be in charge of his $300 million estate.”

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