Tyka Nelson, Prince's Sister

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Less than a week after Prince was discovered dead at his Paisley Park estate, his younger sister is taking legal action to have his remaining assets distributed because there is no will. 

In legal documents obtained by E! News, the musician's sibling Tyka Nelson has filed an order of formal appointment of special administrator in Carver County, Minn. to manage Prince's remaining assets. The special administrator has the authority to "manage and supervise" Prince's assets and determine the identity of his heirs for around six months or until further requests are filed. She named Bremer Trust, National Association as the requested special administrator since Prince worked with the bank "for a number of years" and it "has knowledge of his personal financial and business financial affairs."

As described in the paperwork, Prince is currently legally regarded as "intestate," meaning he died without a will. The order also outlines why a special administrator is needed, including the fact that the musician had "substantial assets consisting of personal and real property that requires protection" and that he has "heirs whose identities and addresses need to be determined."

Prince, 2007

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While the order has yet to be fulfilled, Prince's cause of death is also still under investigation. Though an autopsy was completed by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office on Friday, spokeswoman Martha Weaver said the results will not be released for "several weeks."

Following the procedure, the singer was cremated in a ceremony filled with family and friends, including Tyka.

"A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye," his rep said in a statement to E! News on Saturday. "Prince's remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.  We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time." 

 

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