Prince's sister says musician had no will, files to become estate executor

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Prince's Sister Says There is No Known Will

Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, said the music icon had no known will and asked a Minneapolis court on Tuesday to appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate, the Associated Press reports.

Nelson — Prince's only surviving full sibling — filed an emergency motion for "formal appointment of special administrator" at a Carver County probate court in Minneapolis, essentially asking to be appointed executor of his estate.

"I do not know of the existence of a will and have no reason to believe that the decedent executed testamentary documents in any form," Nelson said in the docs.

She listed John Nelson (Prince's half brother), Norrine Nelson (half sister), Sharon Nelson (half sister), Alfred Jackson (half brother), Omar Baker (half brother) and Lorna Nelson (deceased half sister) as potential heirs, who could possibly inherit a small fortune. The filing also states that his assets are unknown, although his estate included about $27 million in property.

The documents ask that Bremer Trust, a corporate trust company that has handled Prince's financial affairs for several years, be named temporary administrator of the estate until a representative is appointed.

Prince died in his Minneapolis home recording studio on Thursday at age 57. His autopsy was completed on Friday, but a cause of death has yet to be released.

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US artist singer and songwriter Prince performs on stage during his concert in Antwerp Sportpaleis, on November 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO /BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Monday, June 2, 2014, file photo, U.S. pop singer Prince watches the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. Prince announced on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, that he would release a new album entitled, 'Art Official Age'€ on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights of his music. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince presents the award for British Female Solo Artist at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince and Ida Nielsen, Hannah Ford Welton and Donna Grantis of his band 3rdEyeGirl present an award at The BRIT Awards 2014 at The O2 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
Prince Rogers Nelson is better known as just Prince and is pictured where is spends a lot of his time; on concert stage around the world. Denmark 2013. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Recording artist Prince performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Singer Mary J. Blige (L) and recording artist Prince perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Recording artist Prince (L) and singer Mary J. Blige perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
As dozens of singers perform "We Are The World" on the 10th anniversary of the African famine relief anthem, the artist formerly known as Prince, left, stands sucking on a lollipop next to Quincy Jones, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, January 30, 1995. (AP Photo/ Reed Saxon)
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