Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) After a woman came forward claiming to be late pop icon Prince’s half-sister, a man recently claimed that he’s the musician’s secret love child.
Carver County, Minnesota District Judge Kevin Eide has ordered generic testing on Prince’s blood to find out if he had a love child, reports radaronline.com.
The judge’s order authorised Bremer Trust bank, the temporary special administrator of Prince’s estate, to obtain the blood sample from the Midwest Medical Examiner, which conducted autopsy on the music legend’s body.
The judge ruled that DNA Diagnostics Center should perform the test. The order recognised that “parentage issues might arise” and “timing can be a concern when conducting genetic testing”.
John Hilbert and Shar Mansukhani of Heir Hunters International previously revealed that not long after Prince’s death, they received many phone calls and emails from people claiming to be related to the singer.
“At that time, we received a phone call from a gentlemen who said ‘What is the procedure for me to prove my paternity to Prince as his child?'” Hilbert had said.
“We have a standard protocol. We want a certified copy of your birth record and we also want a detailed description of why you think you would be related to Prince. It added up with where Prince was and where his mother was,” he explained.
The man is in his mid-30s. The alleged love child told the Heir Hunters that his mother and Prince had several encounters in the 1980s. It’s unclear though if the man will move forward with its claim and take a DNA test.
If no one is proven to be Prince’s love child, his $300 million fortune will be split among his full sister Tyka Nelson and several half-siblings including Albert Jackson, Omarr Baker, John Nelson, Norrine Nelson and Sharon Nelson.
Prince, who died on April 21, left no will.