Sunday, 8 May 2016
Over 700 People Have Come Forward Claiming To Be Late Prince's Brothers and Sisters
Up to 700 people have come forward since the death of star singer Prince claiming to be his half-siblings in a bid to stake a claim on the star's $300million fortune.
Harvey Morse, of Morse Genealogical Services, told the Daily Mail they were busy sifting through an enormous amount of claims.
"Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls," he said.
"They run the gamut, literally from 'We lives in the same area so we must be related', to 'We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion.'
"But I like official documents. Birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates, census records, that sort of thing - papers that were drawn up without any thought of this eventuality."
Al of this is happening after a judge ordered a DNA sample of the late singer be taken to determine the legitimacy of claims.
Lawyers charged with untangling his multimillion-dollar fortune can get a sample of his blood from the coroner. A man claiming to be the secret love child of Prince began legal proceedings to prove his paternity - and could inherit a slice of Prince 's multi-million fortune if the allegation is found to be true.
TMZ reports that there’s a sample of the Raspberry Beret singer’s blood is currently being held at the Medical Examiner’s office for testing. It will take around 90-120 days to establish if Prince is the father of the man.
The singer, who passed away on April 21 age 57, died without a will or an heir leaving his fortune to be divided up between his nearest relatives.