Prince has been gone for a few years.  I had no idea this was still going on, but I do remember that when he died with no will, there were all sorts of people coming out of the woodwork claiming that they were related.  It's really pretty sad.

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There was also a wrongful death lawsuit pending against an the hospital in Illinois and a Dr in Minnesota that treated him a few weeks/days before he died.

Prince was 57 when he died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016, without leaving a will. No one was criminally charged in his death and the source of the counterfeit pills that killed him remains unknown.

Prince’s heirs filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a slew of defendants in April 2018, alleging they had the duty and opportunity to diagnose and treat Prince's addiction and prevent his death, but failed to do so.

But as early as last summer, plaintiffs began dismissing defendants

The assumption here is that they either came to some sort of settlement, or everything was dismissed, or a combination of the two to some degree. Either way, it's done.

I wonder why he didn't have a will.  I mean, when you are worth the kind of dough that Prince was, why wouldn't you do that?  Especially when you are super private, and if you don't have a will, everything will come out to everyone.  It just seems rather stupid not to have a living will.  But, that's me.

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