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There's No Will for Prince's Estimated $200M Estate

Which means it will likely be split among all of his siblings

(Newser) - It's not really a surprise that Prince was worth a whole lot of money when he died in April, but now there's a number on it. The singer's estate is estimated to be worth $200 million, per a court filing, which is about half of what David... More »

Drake, Bieber Win Big at AMAs

Green Day slammed Trump, 'fascist USA'

(Newser) - The 2016 American Music Awards featured a number of pop stars strumming their guitars, Drake making a rare awards show appearance, an emotional speech from Selena Gomez, and political moments about President-elect Donald Trump. Drake, who has skipped his fair share of awards shows in recent years, was the big... More »

'New' Music From Prince Is On the Way

Album out Nov. 22 will include unreleased song

(Newser) - The Purple One is gracing us with "new" music six months after his death. Prince 4Ever, a greatest hits collection of 40 songs due out Nov. 22, will include the first official release of 1982's "Moonbeam Levels," though the song has been available for awhile on... More »

$38.50 Will Get You Inside Prince's Home

Paisley Park is opening for public tours in October

(Newser) - Paisley Park, Prince's private estate and studio complex, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the AP reports. The company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it. Bremer Trust said in a statement that millions of Prince fans will get the chance to tour the... More »

Counterfeit Drugs Found at Prince's Home Contained Fentanyl: Official

Officials still don't know how he got the drug

(Newser) - Some of the pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl—a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday. The official, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity... More »

'Dancing Baby' May Head to Supreme Court

High court may hear mom's case against 'abusive' infringement claim by Universal

(Newser) - Of all the YouTube videos that could pose legal problems, a 30-second clip of a dancing baby seems less than likely. But almost 10 years after Stephanie Lenz posted her young son bopping to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," her video may now appear before the Supreme... More »

Judge Rejects 29 Would-Be Prince Heirs

Genetic testing ordered for another 6

(Newser) - There will be no payday for 29 people who claimed to be Prince's heirs, including a woman who said the CIA covered up her marriage to the superstar, a Minnesota judge ruled in an order disclosed Friday. Reuters reports that Carver County Judge Kevin Eide ordered genetic testing for... More »

Citing Prince's Death, Chaka Khan Goes to Rehab

Says she's addicted to same drug that killed the icon

(Newser) - Chaka Khan and her sister have both entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Kahn says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help. In a statement released to the AP on Sunday, the 63-year-old Grammy-winning singer said... More »

Lock of Bowie's Hair Sells for $18K

Wig maker kept it for decades

(Newser) - A wig maker who helped create a fake David Bowie has sold a snippet of the real one at auction. Wendy Farrier was working at the famous Madam Tussauds wax museum in London in 1983 when she cut a lock of the star's hair to make sure she got... More »

Source: DNA Shows Inmate Isn't Prince's Son

He claimed he was entitled to $300 million estate

(Newser) - DNA test results show a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son, a source who has seen a sealed document in the case tells the AP . The finding means that Carlin Q. Williams is not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million. TMZ , citing unnamed sources... More »

Singer Saw Prince Lose Consciousness: 'His Eyes Fixed'

Judith Hill worked with pop star for years, tells 'NYT' she never knew he was in pain

(Newser) - The world has been haunted since the untimely death of Prince Rogers Nelson in April, but none more so than Judith Hill, who was with the pop star when his flight made an emergency landing six days before he died. Hill was sitting across from Prince on the plane flying... More »

Prince's Paisley Park: Future Tourist Attraction?

Trustees hiring 'monetization' experts

(Newser) - Prince is dead, but his estate is "a dynamic, wide-ranging business enterprise," a lawyer for the trust overseeing his assets declared at a court hearing in Minnesota Wednesday. The judge granted the Bremer Trust permission to hire entertainment and "monetization" experts to look at ways to keep... More »

There's Bad Tax News for Prince's Heirs

Taxes could cut the value of his estate in half

(Newser) - Rumors of Prince's money troubles continue: Lawyers involved in the probate battle over the musician's estate say taxes due to the state and the IRS could slash the worth of his estate in half, NBC News reports. Experts have estimated the cash value of Prince's estate at... More »

What It Means if Prince Got Fentanyl Illegally

Authorities say the investigation is just beginning

(Newser) - We now know that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl —an opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin—which he administered himself. But the investigation into his death is really just beginning, reports the AP . Investigators still need to determine if the singer had a... More »

Prince Died of Painkiller OD

Autopsy results are in

(Newser) - Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, autopsy results released Thursday show. The findings confirm suspicions that opioids played a role in the death of the superstar musician, who was found dead April 21 at his... More »

Prince Lay Dead in Elevator for 6 Hours

He had also sought help for apparent opioid addiction

(Newser) - Prince was apparently battling opioid addiction when he died—and when he did die, he lay in an elevator for at least six hours before being found, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Sources close to the investigation say Prince had suffered an opioid overdose on April 15 and received treatment... More »

Jehovah's Witnesses Hold Prince Farewell Service

They knew him as 'Brother Nelson'

(Newser) - Security was tight as mourners packed a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall on Sunday evening for a memorial for megastar Prince, who worshipped there before he died last month. Media and fans were kept well back from the invitation-only event in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka. A city spokeswoman said... More »

Doctor Prince Saw the Day Before Death Is Named

Dr. Michael Schulenberg turned up the next day with test results

(Newser) - Prince was seeking medical treatment right up until the day before his death, according to court records. A court document filed in connection with a search warrant for the star's medical records reveals that Prince saw local physician Dr. Michael Schulenberg on April 7 and on April 20, the... More »

Gene Simmons: Prince's Death Was 'Pathetic'

'He killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did'

(Newser) - Gene Simmons set off an Internet firestorm Tuesday when he called Prince's death "pathetic" in an interview with Newsweek . “His drugs killed him," the former KISS frontman says. "What do you think, he died from a cold?” A cause of death has not been established,... More »

Convict Claims He Is Prince's Son, Rightful Heir

He says his mom had wine and sex with Prince at a hotel in Missouri

(Newser) - It was only a matter of time. A 39-year-old man has come forward claiming to be Prince's "sole surviving heir" after the music superstar died last month, seemingly without a will, ABC News reports. According to WCCO , Carlin Williams of Kansas City is the first person to claim... More »

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