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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, April 25, 2016

Doubt Grows About Existence Of Will For Prince

ArticlePictureThe unexpected death of legendary musician Prince continues to send shock-waves around the world as fans and friends alike cope with his passing. Sales of his records and movies have skyrocketed during that time including driving his mid 80's film Purple Rain to number two on iTunes. However, despite having a huge business empire, it is growing increasingly doubtful that Prince left behind a will of any sort. Friends of the songwriter have indicated that he genuinely believed that he was not going to die any time soon which lead him to not make preparations for his estate. While this belief seems to fit Prince's well known mercurial nature, he was also known as an avid business manager of his properties which would make many assume he created a post-death plan. But the disbelief of death is not uncommon so the world will know what plans were made for his passing when probate is opened on the estate sometime in the coming week.

See Roger Friedman, Prince Insider: “So Far, No One Has Presented a Will. He Thought He’d Live 1,999 Years”, Showbiz 411, April 24, 2016.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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