700 people are claiming to be half-siblings of Prince and a judge has ruled that DNA samples be taken from the his blood to verify the claims.
There is only one that is likely to be able to prove she is actually a blood relative of the Prince.
Prince has one full-sister and five known half-siblings living and two half-siblings that are deceased.
The Daily Mail Reports:
Nearly 700 men and women from all over the United States have rushed to claim they are Prince’s long-lost half sibling as the dash to get a share of his fortune that could top $1 billion heats up.
But only one looks likely to have a shot at proving she is actually a blood relative of the singer whose sudden April 21 death shocked the music world, the man who is leading the official hunt for relatives tells Daily Mail Online in an exclusive interview.
‘Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls,’ Harvey Morse said.
‘They run the gamut, literally from “We lived in the same area so we must be related”, to “We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion”.’
Judge Kevin Eade is overseeing the estate and issued an order that allowed for DNA samples to be taken from Prince’s blood.
He gives those who are saying they are related to Prince four months in which to file.
He also ordered that blood be transferred from the Midwest Medical Examiner Office in Minnesota, to a DNA diagnostic center in Fairfield, Ohio, where the Prince autopsy was conducted.
No will has been found for Prince so under Minnesota law, half-siblings have as much claim on an estate as full siblings.
As it stands presently, his fortune, estimated to be worth $300million, will be split seven ways.
The estate is expected to grow exponentially with the after-death sales of his hits. There is also the discovery of a plethora of previously unreleased songs that were secretly locked away in an underground vault at Paisley Park.