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Judge Orders DNA Testing on Potential Heirs to Prince's Estate

A Minnesota state judge finally ruled who would be eligible to proceed in the battle over Prince‘s estate on Friday afternoon (July 29).

The judge ordered that six alleged members of Prince‘s family submit to genetic testing to prove a blood relationship to the late singer.

These relatives include Prince‘s known half-siblings Tyka Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John Nelson as well as Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson, who claim they are the niece and grand-niece of the entertainer.

29 other people, including alleged siblings and children, were barred from seeking a share in Prince‘s $250 million estate.

According to Billboard, five other claims of alleged children were dismissed because they had been adopted by other parents or they lacked “crucial documentary proof.”

Prince Had No Will, Sister Tyka Nelson Files Court Papers to Name an Executor

Prince‘s sister Tyka Nelson just filed paperwork at the Carver County probate court in Minneapolis because her brother had no will, TMZ reports.

The 57-year-old music legend passed away and, according to Tyka‘s papers, there is no known will and she is asking a judge to appoint a “special administrator” because no executor has been named.

“I do not know of the existence of a will and have no reason to believe that the decedent executed testamentary documents in any form,” Tyka said. Tyka also listed the half-siblings who are beneficiaries, and they include John, Norrine, Sharon, Alfred and Omarr.

“The decedent has heirs whose identities and addresses need to be determined,” the legal docs also read.

Prince's Sister Tyka Nelson May Inherit His Entire Estate

Prince‘s younger sister Tyka Nelson may inherit the late singer’s entire estate if he did not leave a will.

According to Minnesota state law, if there is no will, the estate would go to the deceased’s closing living relative.

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Since Prince was not married at the time of his death and his parents have also passed on, the estate would go to his sister, who was seen greeting fans outside of Paisley Park on Thursday afternoon (April 22).

Prince has a reported net worth of $300 million, on top of his catalog of music.