In the ongoing fallout since Prince’s death, last Thursday saw a Minnesota judge granting the approval for Prince’s trust to sell six of the late singer’s properties.
Judge Kevin Eide, of Carver County, gave permission to Bremer Trust, who is managing Prince’s assets, to go ahead and liquidate the properties. These include a mix of homes, vacant lots and a small commercial building with an estimated value of $22 million, MPR News reports.
Six of the properties are located in Prince’s hometown, Chanhassen, Minnesota, which is a suburb of Minneapolis.
Also in the list is an unspecified property on the Turks and Caicos Islands plus a 156-acre plot that is located on the shores of Lakes Ann and Lucy, which has been valued at nearly $14 million.
As of yet, Prince’ Paisley Park complex is not part of the 15 properties that the estate managers are hoping to sell.
Judge Eide only permitted Bremer Trust to list the first six properties after Prince’s half-brother Alfred Jackson had been allowed to tour them. The properties go on the market as of August 26th.
It was in late July that Judge Eide threw out 30 claims to the Prince estate. He also ordered DNA testing on six people claiming to be related to the musician, who died in April at the age of 57 from an opioid overdose.
In related Prince news, an all-star lineup is being put together for a Prince tribute concert that has been scheduled for October 13th at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium.
As of yet there is no official lineup but his family’s wish list is said to include the likes of Lady Gaga, Steve Wonder, and Bruno Mars.
Prince’ older brother Alfred Jackson told Rolling Stone magazine: “As Prince’s older brother, I have often marveled at my younger brother’s musical genius. Now that he is gone, I am prayerful that the world can learn to love him as I did through the continued legacy and genius of his music.”