NewsWritten by Tom Williams on June 7, 2016
Two new potential heirs to Prince‘s fortune have come forward, with one even claiming the late musician adopted him and promised him millions of dollars.
As ABC News reports, documents filed in court show that a man by the name of Norman Yates Carthens — who is currently in prison and isn’t related to Prince at all — believes that The Purple One adopted him. What’s more, Carthens says there’s a secret will in which the muso has left him USD$7 million from his USD$300 million estate.
Court documents don’t state the year which Carthens believes he was adopted, and he reportedly hasn’t mentioned where the mysterious will is located. Prince’s sister Tyka and his estate, on the other hand, have said there is no mystery will.
Elsewhere in the continuing saga of The Purple One’s dying wishes, an alleged half-sibling of the musician has also filed documents claiming that she and Prince have the same father. The woman, named Regina Sorenson, says she should be included in any DNA testing of potential heirs.
Carver County Court is dealing with a number claims from people who say they are Prince’s descendants, including two who say they are descendants of Prince’s half-brother Duane Nelson Sr. and one — prison inmate Carlin Williams — who claims to be Prince’s biological son.
As the Daily Mail reports, the mother of 39-year-old Williams says she had sex with Prince in a Kansas City hotel back in 1976. Williams himself, who is also a little-known rapper, has reportedly written song lyrics in which he kills the Purple Rain singer, which is pretty damn crazy.
Earlier this month, medical officials confirmed that Prince died of an accidental painkiller overdose, which involved a fatal dose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid used to treat pain.
A private ceremony was held for Prince at a Jehova’s Witness temple near Minneapolis in May, after the singer-songwriter died in April aged 57.
Gallery: Prince’s Performing Life In Pictures
Prince At The Bottom Line
Now this is really early days with Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line on February 15, 1980. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Prince At The Palladium NYC 1981
Performing off the back of his third album Controversy, even in the early days he was a force to be reckoned with onstage (Photo by Waring Abbott/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Photo Of Prince - Purple Rain Tour
Prince performing on stage - Purple Rain Tour (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
Premiere of 'Purple Rain'
Prince attending the premiere of his feature film 'Purple Rain' on July 26, 1984 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Prince performing at The Ritz
More of him performing on the Purple Rain Tour (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
Prince Live At The Forum
Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Prince Live In LA
More from his iconic show at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BRIT Awards 1985
Prince collects the award for Best International Artist at the British Record Industry Awards, aka the BRIT Awards with classic style in London, 11th February 1985. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Prince Plays Guitar In Concert
Prince shredding onstage in 1985 a year after the release of Purple Rain (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Prince In UK
Prince performing in the UK, circa 1985. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Prince In Polka Dot
Always a snappy dresser, Prince rocks some polka dots on stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1988. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Purple One At Wembley
The purple one performing at the iconic Wembley stadium in London, 1986 in the post Purple Rain era. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Prince On Stage
Prince shows some skin while performing on stage, 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Prince Performs In Concert
Barechested with a guitar strapped at his waist and performing in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 30, 1990. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Prince Flying High In Concert
Ever the showman, Prince delights fans circa 1990. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Prince At Wembley
The purple one returns to Wembley, London, 22nd August 1990. (Photo by Graham Wiltshire/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Prince Listens To Crowd In Concert
Prince holds one hand by his ear to hear the crowd response, during a concert, February 1991. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
1991 MTV Video Music Awards
Prince performs at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards Held in Los Angeles, CA on September 5, 1991. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
Prince In Concert
Prince in concert and in costume at Earl's Court, London, 15th June 1992. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Prince Performing At Radio City Music Hall
Prince performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 1993 in New York, New York. (Photo of Prince Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference Featuring Prince
Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference at the Miami Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Prince At The SCG Show In Sydney
Prince delighting Aussie fans on his early 90s Australian tour. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).
Prince Headlining UK Festival 2011
Even in his later days Prince never lost his presence and energy on stage. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)