The world lost an incredible musician and entertainer April 21 with the passing of the Purple Warrior, otherwise known as Prince. He was only 57. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined. Investigators are looking into whether prescription painkillers could have been a factor.
As the world celebrates his music and life, his surviving relatives are forced to go to court over his $300 million estate. Bremer Trust is in charge of organizing the late singer's estate, finding a will (if one does exist), and locating any possible relatives. So far, five half-siblings have been identified, as well as his sister.
One of the many assets that will have to be shared or sold will be a beautiful mansion Prince purchased on the island of Providenciales, which is part of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Prince bought the 10,000 square foot estate or $12 million back in 2010, but never actually moved in completely. The home is sparsely furnished, but there are some items inside from the movie, Purple Rain, including a few chairs and a mirror. He did have time to put one particular "Prince" touch on the home – he had the driveway painted purple!
Whether his relatives will want to use the home for vacations or try to sell it remains to be seen. If they do decide to sell, the home has a lot to offer with ten bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a tennis court, a 200-foot boat dock, and a private beach.
Prince had another vacation home in Costa del Sol, a region in the south of Spain.
Over the course of his career, he released 30 albums starting with his debut album, For You, in 1978. His last was HITnRUN Phase Two, was released last year. With over 100 million albums sold, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time.