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Two new heirs emerge for Prince's fortune

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Two new heirs emerge for Prince's fortune

Two new heirs to Prince's fortune have reportedly emerged.

Norman Yates Carthens has filed documents with a probate court claiming the 'Purple Rain' star - who passed away in April, aged 57 - adopted him and says there is a will that will prove his links.

He claims Prince left him as much as $7 million of his estate, but Norman has been unable to tell officials where the will is right now.

Similarly, Regina Sorenson has filed documents with the court claiming to be a half-sibling of the legendary singer-songwriter, according to gossip website TMZ.

Regina said she and Prince had the same father and claimed she should be included in any DNA testing of the star's potential heirs.

Prince's sister Tyka Nelson has been granted the right to be executor of the estate, after it was revealed her brother never created a will for his assets, reputed to be worth around $300 million.

She met with her brothers Alfred and Omarr in Minnesota in April to discuss the singer's estate, but after a two-hour meeting in which Alfred expressed his frustration at Tyka's decision to exclude him from Prince's memorial service, a row erupted.

Tyka's brothers reportedly felt that she believed she was entitled to a great proportion of Prince's assets.

But under Minnesota law, all six of Prince's siblings are entitled to an equal share of his estate.

The family are still squabbling over Prince's musical catalogue of his work and potentially thousands of unheard songs, which were kept at the late singer's Paisley Park home.

After Tyka stormed out of the tense meeting, Alfred was reportedly given a tour of Prince's iconic home and the area where he died "so he could properly grieve" by a representative from the bank that was appointed as the administrator.