Prince’s First Estate Hearing Concludes with All But One Sibling Present

Prince’s siblings assembled to begin the division of his lifetime earnings and property.

The probate hearing commenced on Monday, May 2 after Tyka Nelson, Prince’s only full sibling, filed legal documents that claimed that he did not have a will at the time of his death. Under Minnesota law, the estate would go to his sister and half-siblings in equal shares, which includes his record label and thousands of unreleased songs. The court date comes some days after it was reported that a vault containing the aforementioned tracks was drilled open under the authority of Bremer Trust, the company that was given temporary supervision of his estate.

Monday’s hearing ended with the majority of the siblings signing off on Bremer Trust maintaining the title as special administrator over his estate, according to TMZ. Prince’s half-brother John R. Nelson was the only sibling not present, but the judge signed off on the bank’s entitlement despite Nelson’s signature being absent from the consent form.

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to see how Prince’s fans commemorated him in tributes after the news of his untimely death.