Prince's Half-Brother and Heir Alfred Jackson Dead at 66

Prince's Half-Brother and Heir Alfred Jackson Dead at 66

Tyka Nelson, Jackson's half-sister, posted on Facebook that "this morning my older beloved brother Alfred passed on ..."

Alfred Jackson, the half-brother of music icon Prince and an heir to his estate, has died, the star's younger sister said Thursday.

Law enforcement told the website that no foul play is suspected, and that Alfred died of natural causes.

He was found unresponsive around 10:30 am by his half-brother Bruce Jackson, who shares no relation to Prince. God bless Prince, God bless the world.

After Prince's death, Jackson told Entertainment Tonight that he hadn't spoken to the Purple Rain singer in nearly 15 years. He's a legend, he really is'.

'He was so busy on the highway as a result of he had so many engagements together with his music.

'So, he had to travel, all around the world. I was so happy he was making it for himself, I really was'.

Alfred Jackson - who shared a mom, jazz singer Mattie Shaw, with Prince - spoke out about his half brother's death just a week after his passing, describing him as a "legend".

The Air Force veteran and Prince's other beneficiaries each received a piece of his fortune, which was estimated at over $300 million.

It was subsequently discovered that the "Purple Rain" star had no will, which led to almost 30 claimants coming forward in hopes of being awarded a piece of Prince's fortune, estimated at $300 million.

He was one in all six surviving siblings of the Purple Rain hitmaker who left no will when he was discovered lifeless in his mansion. His estate remains tied up in legal proceedings in Minnesota.

Prince died of an accidental opioid overdose in 2016 without leaving a will.

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