Man at His Best

Prince's Family Says His Paisley Park Estate Will Become A Museum

One day, you may be able to step foot in Prince's Paisley Park. ​

BY ALYSSA PEREIRA | Apr 27, 2016 | Music

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Prince's 50,000-foot Paisley Park studio and estate may be open to the public one day, according to the artist's brother-in-law Maurice Phillips. 

Speaking to U.K. tabloid site The Sun, the husband to Prince's sister Tyka Nelson stated that the family is hoping to turn the singer and guitarist's Chanhassen, Minnesota abode into a huge destination museum for Prince fans from all over the world.

"It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy," he said. "Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered."

Sheila E., longtime friend, collaborator, and former fiancée, echoed the statement, telling Entertainment Tonight that he was "working on it being a museum" before he passed.

"He's been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle," she said.


Prince reportedly left no will, meaning his money and assets would go to his next of kin, which in this case are his sister and five other half-brothers and half-sisters. His estate is worth just south of USD150 million, per TMZ.

"If Prince didn't have a will, it could get very chaotic," Minnesota lawyer Danielle Mayoras told CNNMoney about the financial situation. "If he didn't have a plan, he'd be leaving it up to chance."

In the state of Minnesota, all siblings, half or full, are entitled to equal shares of an estate in the event that the deceased has not left a will. 

From: Chron.