*A filmmaker researching Prince’s final days for a planned documentary says he’s spoken to insiders who insist that the singer did have a will after all, contrary to legal papers filed by his sister.
Ian Halperin, who is collaborating on a film about the hours before Prince died April 21 at 57, told TheWrap on Wednesday that the people he’s spoken to insist that Prince had a will, and that authorities haven’t done due diligence to locate it.
Halperin said there’s speculation that the will could be in Canada. Prince once owned a home in Toronto, and according to Halperin, he had a relationship with a woman from Montreal.
Halperin, whose books include “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame” and the newly published “Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family,” said he’s been told there are friends and family members of the musician who could have an interest in concealing the will, as they might not have benefited from it.
Tyka Nelson said in a legal filing that Prince died without a will. She was his only full sister, though he also had half-siblings.
Halperin pointed to Prince’s business savvy as further evidence that he would have taken steps to settle his affairs. “He was one of the shrewdest people in the entertainment industry,” Halperin said.