Prince ‘Absolutely Should Have Had a Will,’ Singer’s Lawyer Says

L. Londell McMillan regrets that he wasn’t involved with “Purple Rain” musician’s business affairs in later years

Last Updated: April 29, 2016 @ 4:23 PM

Prince, who died April 21 at age 57, failed to draw up a will before his passing — and as far as his lawyer is concerned, that was a big mistake.

L. Londell McMillan, the music legend’s longtime lawyer, took to Twitter on Tuesday night to address reports that the singer had died intestate.

“My Opinion: #Prince absolutely should have had a Will (period),” McMillan wrote.

McMillan went on to lament the fact that he wasn’t more involved with Prince’s financial matters in the singer’s later years.

“#Truth: I wish I was involved in my friend #Prince business affairs towards the end like I was a decade prior,” he noted. “Life can be so fragile!”

Earlier this week, McMillan blasted media reports that the “When Doves Cry” singer had a drug problem. The attorney noted on Twitter that he did so in part to defend his own legacy.

“I had to jump back in legacy of #Prince to defend him in death b/c his legacy also represents my very own. That is a fact of history!” McMillan wrote.

Prince was found unresponsive in the elevator of his Paisley Park home in Minnesota the morning of April 21. Responders were unable to revive him via CPR.

Shortly after the singer’s death, TMZ reported that Prince had been hospitalized for an overdose of the pain killer Percocet the week before his death. Earlier this week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that two of the singer’s siblings had said that Prince had “substantial” drug problems, specifically with Percocet and cocaine.

On Tuesday, Prince’s sister Tyka filed legal papers indicating that the singer did not leave a will.

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