Man Who Claims He's Prince's Son Wants a DNA Test
An unidentified Minnesota man has come forward, claiming to be the secret son of pop star Prince.
John Hilbert and Shar Mansukhani are the owners of Heir Hunters International, a Los Angeles firm that searches for heirs to estates.
“We had an individual call us, he was raised in the Midwest (and he) had a very credible story,” said Hilbert.
According to the company owners, the man is in his 30s, lives in Prince’s home state and says he was born after his mother had a fling with the singer in the 1980s.
“He does not want any publicity. He said ‘Would you please tell me the procedure for proving my paternity. I have no interest in having a press conference,’" Hilbert told IE.
Prince was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park compound on April 21.
Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and four of his five half-siblings are trying to sort his estimated $300 million estate. Nelson has asked for a court-appointed executor to oversee the musician’s fortune, saying he died without having filed a will.
The man claiming to be Prince’s son has asked to take a DNA test, according to Hilbert and Mansukhani.