The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday rejected two more people claiming to be heirs to Prince's estate.
The court said District Judge Kevin Eide ruled correctly when he excluded Brianna Nelson and her niece, Victoria Nelson, as heirs. They're the daughter and granddaughter of the late Duane Nelson Sr. They claimed Prince's father, John Nelson, claimed him as a son, though he wasn't a blood relative.
Last week, the appellate court found that five other people claiming to be half-siblings of Prince are not actually related to him and are not eligible to get a cut of his multimillion-dollar fortune. Darcell Gresham Johnston, Loya Janel Wilson, Loyal James Gresham III and Orrine Gresham argued that they were related to Prince through Loyal James Gresham Jr., who they claimed was Prince's real father. Venita Jackson Leverette made a similar argument, but claimed that another man, Alfred Jackson, was Prince's father.
Prince was found dead April 21, 2016, at his Paisley Park estate of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. No will has been found, so Minnesota probate law determines his heirs.
Since Prince died, numerous people have filed claims to the estate.
The appellate ruling reaffirms the list of people who stand to inherit Prince's estate, which has been estimated between $100 million and $300 million before taxes. They are Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, and his half-siblings John Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson.