Once word got out that the late singer Prince had no will, it was only a matter of time before “family members” began appearing out of the woodworks.
With Prince’s shocking death a few weeks ago, a number of people are coming out with claims of being distant relatives to the “Purple Rain” musician. According to Heirs Hunters International, out of the hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls they received from people claiming to be Prince’s long lost love child, two seem to have some validity behind them.
“We have received hundreds of calls, emails and letters from people claiming to be either a child of Prince’s or offspring of Prince’s father,” stated Heirs Hunters International, a company that investigates potential heirs to estates. “Obviously they all can’t be genuine claims,” Heirs Hunters added, “but we have established that at least two seem to be legitimate and will need further investigation.”
“To prove whether you’re a love child could be an uphill battle,” Shar Mansukhani, co-owner of Heirs Hunters International, told Good Morning America.
Although there have been numerous claims from alleged heirs of Prince’s estate, one man’s story stood out from all the rest, launching an investigation from Heirs Hunters International.
“He was born in the ’80s and his mother crossed paths with Prince a couple times,” said co-owner John Hilbert of Heirs Hunters International.
Yahoo! also reported on a man who is claiming to share the same father as Prince, which would make him Prince’s half-brother and another possible heir to the multi-million dollar fortune. Heir Hunters believes the claim has enough merit to investigate.
Besides the possibility of Prince having other siblings, and potentially even children, there is also a granddaughter of another one of Prince’s half-brother’s who died years ago. Prince’s grandniece, who is still only a teenager, could inherit the portion her grandfather would have been entitled to had he still been alive. The young girl’s grandmother was contacted by ABC News, but she had no comment at this time.