- A judge dismisses the claims of 29 would-be heirs
- Another 6 will undergo genetic testing to determine if they are related
In a ruling filed Friday, a judge dismissed the claims of 29 people who allege they are related to the late pop star.
According to a report on Prince's death from the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota, Prince died in April from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl
In the 19-page ruling, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide narrowed down the possible genetic connections to six people. Those who have been asked to undergo genetic testing are his sister Tyka Nelson and half-siblings John Nelson, Norrine Nelson and Sharon Nelson.
Two other relatives, Brianna Nelson and a minor referred to in the ruling only as V.N., "allege they are the niece and grandniece, respectively" according to the court documents, and will also undergo genetic testing. Brianna Nelson alleges her late father, Duane J. Nelson, was Prince's hal