Friday, April 19, 2024

Prince: Sister Says There’s No Will (Scooped Here First), Files to Open Probate


I told you two days ago that Prince had no will. Now CNN Money reports from Minneapolis that Prince’s sister has filed to open probate. She says no there is no will.

It is beyond amazing that Prince had no plan for his estate, his archives, his business. He was incredibly litigious. He sued record companies, he sued fans for downloading, uploading. And all those lawyers who came and went — none of them managed to get a will drawn up.

Prince’s memoir goes into the probate case. The deal he signed with Spiegel and Grau at Random House is now part of his Estate. Until an executor is named, and the estate is settled, there’s no book.

Ditto for everything else. Warner Music and all the other record companies will just make their payments into the Estate until it’s settled. All those crazy clickbait stories you read around the web– ignore them.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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