The gold rush for deceased music legend Prince’s fortune has taken another turn.
A woman claiming to be the “Little Red Corvette” singer’s wife has come forward, claiming that, despite claims to the contrary, the musician left a will — and she’s the sole heir to his estate.
In a motion filed in district court in Minnesota, Claire Elisabeth Elliott, a.k.a. Claire Elisabeth Nelson, asks that Bremer Trust be removed as the special administrator of the singer’s estate.
According to the motion, Elliott/Nelson is “the Decedent’s Legal Wife and Sole Heir according to the Decedent’s Will and their Marriage Certificate, both of which the court is in full possession of.”
The assertion runs contrary to previous findings that Prince died without leaving a will.
Elliott’s motion doesn’t go so far as to say how she allegedly met the musician, or when they were allegedly married.
Prince died in April at age 57 of what was ultimately determined to be an overdose of the opioid fentanyl.
Following the musician’s death at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota, numerous people came forward claiming to be heirs to the singer’s fortune.
In July, a judge eliminated dozens of prospective heirs to the estate, leaving a quartet of siblings and half-siblings, including Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, receiving the greenlight to undergo genetic testing.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.