Ah yes. Nothing says “family” like waiting for your rich relative to die and then trying to collect his or her money. And nothing says “gold digger” better than pretending to be a relative of somebody rich just to get some green. In fact, it’s downright disgusting.
But that’s exactly what’s happening to musical legend, Prince. In the aftermath of his shocking death a few weeks ago, as reported by the Daily Mail, around 700 men and women from across the United States are claiming to be Prince’s siblings.
Harvey Morse of Morse Genealogical Services is tasked with finding out if any of the 700 people have a legitimate claim to Prince’s estate, rumored to be potentially worth more around $1 billion.
“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,” Harvey Morse said.
The reason for all this? Since no Will was found, under Minnesota Law, half-siblings have as much of a stake in the estate as full siblings do.
It’s no wonder people are abandoning all morals, throwing caution to the wind, and trying to win the lottery by hoping they’re related to Prince.