Prince Wrongful Death Lawsuit has Been Dismissed
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.
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.
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.