700 People Have Claimed Prince Is Their Half-Sibling Since His Death

It has been reported that up to 700 people have claimed to be the half-sibling of music legend Prince since his death earlier this year.

Prince left no will before his shock death and it is thought that these people are trying to cash in on a share in his lucrative estate.

Harvey Morse, of Morse Genealogical Services, is currently trying to establish the legitimacy of the claims, with it previously being confirmed that the star’s £200million estate will be divided between his siblings.

Speaking to the MailOnline, Harvey explained: “Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls.

"They run the gamut, literally from ‘We lived in the same area so we must be related’, to 'We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion’.

"I like official documents. Birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates, census records, that sort of thing - papers that were drawn up without any thought of this eventuality.”

Minnesota law states that in the absence of a will all siblings, irrespective of whether they are full or half, are entitled to an equal share of Prince’s estate, with the singer’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings, Sharon, Norrie, and John Nelson, Omar Baker, and Alfred Jackson, netting an equal share.