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Prince's sister not shocked by his death

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Prince's sister not shocked by his death

Prince's sister Tyka Nelson had been expecting his death for two years.

The 57-year-old musician passed away at his Paisley Park home in April after an accidental overdose of the drug fentanyl but his sibling Tyka says she wasn't entirely shocked by his sudden death.

Speaking about coping with his death, she told Entertainment Tonight: "It wasn't hard at all. It was a two-word phone call: 'He's gone.' And I knew who he meant. I hung up the phone. An employee of Prince called. I have been preparing for two years, so I knew that it was coming."

And Tyka claims Prince alluded to his death two years ago.

She explained: "He said it a couple of years ago: 'I've done everything that I've come to do'. I was crushed for about two years.

"I've had two years to deal with it, but there's a lot of people that have only had from April to now, so I guess I would say give it another year and a half and maybe you'll be where I'm at. I'm sorry that you're hurting."

Tyka also revealed that Prince wanted to be remembered for his songwriting talent and she plans to make sure this happens by releasing some of the reported 2,000 songs from his vault.

She said: "He's written a massive amount of music and in one of our conversations, he said, 'How I want to be remembered is as one of the most prolific writers in the world'. So I'm going to do everything that I can to make that dream come true.

"We're going to pull it up and we're going to remix it and we're going to get it out."

Meanwhile, Paisley Park has been turned into a museum and a subsidiary of Graceland Holdings is to start running tours at the complex this month.

Fans will get the chance to look through the main floor of Paisley Park, including the recording studios where Prince recorded and produced some of his biggest hits.

Supporters will also be able to feast their eyes on some of the many awards the late star won, see his concert wardrobe, rare music and video recordings as well as several of his musical instruments.

Bremer Trust - the company overseeing Prince's affairs - announced the deal with Tyka, who previously said in a statement: "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on.

"Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime.

"Now fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time, as we open the doors to this incredible place.

"The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it."