Prince's Half-Brother and Heir Alfred Jackson Dead at 66

Lawrence Kim
August 30, 2019

Prince's half-brother Alfred Jackson has died aged 66.

Alfred was one of six surviving siblings who inherited the music legend's fortune when he died in 2016, having left no will.

Based on legislation enforcement, his loss of life will not be being handled as suspicious and he's believed to have died from pure causes.

Alfred was one of the musician's first family members to speak out following his death.

Alfred has also shared his thoughts on Prince's success, though he has admitted that he wasn't that close to his brother, mainly due to the demands that the singer faced throughout his career.

He informed ET: 'I miss my brother because my brother was everything in the world to me'. God bless Prince, God bless the world.

'He was so busy on the highway as a result of he had so many engagements together with his music. "So, he had to travel, all around the world. I'd go down there and hit a note and Prince would come down there and do it faster than me and do it better", he said with a laugh. I was so happy he was making it for himself, I really was'.

Jackson, who was an Air Force veteran and had been living in VA housing for a number of years prior to Prince's death in April 2016, used the money from his inheritance to purchase a home.

It was subsequently discovered that the "Purple Rain" star had no will, which led to almost 30 claimants coming forward in hopes of being awarded a piece of Prince's fortune, estimated at $300 million.

Prince died aged 57 after he suffered an unintentional opioid overdose. Ultimately, a judge named Prince's six siblings as beneficiaries.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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