A woman named Darcell Johnston has stepped forward claiming she is a beneficiary in Prince’s probate case, alleging she is the late musician’s long-lost half sister.
According to court documents obtained by TheWrap, Johnston filed her case on Sunday, claiming that she is an interested party in the estate and consents “to the appointment of Bremer Trust, National Association as Special Administrator for the Estate.”
According to TMZ, Johnston claims to be Prince’s long-lost half sister and that his family only learned of her existence a few days ago.
Last week, Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson claimed that the legend had no known will, so she made her first formal moves toward becoming executor of the music legend’s estate. She filed a Petition for Formal Appointment of Special Administrator to oversee the icon’s estate, and the documents also asked that Bremer Trust, National Association, which provided financial services to Prince for a number of years, be made temporary administrator of the estate until a representative is appointed.
In those documents, interested persons included John Nelson (Prince’s half brother), Norrine Nelson (half sister), Sharon Nelson (half sister), Alfred Jackson (half brother), Omar Baker (half brother) and Lorna Nelson (predeceased half sister). Tyka Nelson is Prince’s only full sibling. There was no mention of Johnston.
Prince died on April 21 at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. The autopsy was completed on Friday, but results regarding the cause of death are still pending.
The Trust’s attorneys have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.