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Prince's sister + lawyer speak out on death, will & drug rumours

Rumours suggest he died from a drug overdose

 

Prince's sister lawyer speak out, death, drug rumours, net worth, will Photo: Press

Prince's lawyer and sister have spoken out about The Purple One's death, clarifying rumours that he died of a drug overdose and revealing that he didn't secure a will for his huge net worth and estate.

Earlier this week, it emerged that the 'Purple Rain' and 'Kiss' star hadn't slept for six days in the final week before his death, as well as reports that he may have been taking the same pain killers that killed Michael Jackson. He was just 57 when he was found dead at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. 

Now, speaking to The Associated Press, Prince's lawyer and former manager L. Londell McMillan said that the icon was "not on any drugs that would be any cause for concern", but suggested that he may have been on some form of medication, adding: "People use medication. The question is, are you on meds in a dangerous way?"

McMillan continued: "Everybody who knows Prince knows he wasn't walking around drugged up. That's foolish. No one ever saw Prince and said 'He looks high.' It wasn't what he was about." 

Speaking of the last time he saw Prince, he added: "He said he was doing perfect. He said, 'OK, I'll call you soon.'

"Prince had an amazing life. He enjoyed life. He had a lot of fun." 

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Meanwhile, AP also reports that his sister Tyka Nelson went to court to call for a special administrator to oversee her brother’s estate as he left no will prior to his death. Special measures must now be taken to handle his estate and fortune - which is said to stand at $27million in property alone. His surviving family include his sister and five half siblings who stand to share in his estate.

His back catalogue has an estimated worth of around 220-440million.

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