Another Person Claiming to Be Prince’s Heir Comes Forward
Another person has come forward claiming to be the heir to some of Prince’s fortune, according to paperwork obtained by ABC News.
Norman Yates Carthens filed court papers in Carver County, Minnesota, on Monday, claiming to be Prince’s adopted son.
In a written statement, Carthens, who is currently in prison, said that not only was he adopted by Prince but also that Prince in fact did leave behind a will in which he was left $7 million.
The court filing offered no details or support for the claims.
Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide is dealing with a number of such claims, including two people who purport to be descendants of Prince’s half-brother Duane Nelson Sr. and one person who claims to be Prince’s biological son.
Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, has said that she does not believe her late brother had a will and none apparently has been found to date.
A medical examiner ruled that Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl on April 21 at age 57 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, outside of Minneapolis.