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Prince’s half-brother Alfred Jackson found dead in his Kansas City home at 66

Prince’s half-brother Alfred Jackson, who inherited much of singer’s fortune, found dead in his Kansas City home at 66

  • Alfred Jackson was found dead Thursday morning at his Kansas City, Missouri home
  • He was discovered unresponsive by half-brother Bruce Jackson (no relation to Prince) around 10:30am
  • Law enforcement found no signs of foul play, believing he died of natural causes
  • Alfred was one of six siblings to inherit Prince’s fortune when he died in 2016, having left no will
  • An Air Force veteran, Alfred was able to get out of VA housing after decades and buy a house with the inheritance 

Alfred Jackson, half-brother and heir of music legend Prince, has died at 66. 

He was discovered Thursday morning in his Kansas City, Missouri home, having died in his sleep.

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

RIP: Alfred Jackson, half-brother and heir of music legend Prince, has died at 66 years old

RIP: Alfred Jackson, half-brother and heir of music legend Prince, has died at 66 years old

According to TMZ, law enforcement found no signs of foul play, believing he died of natural causes. 

He was found unresponsive around 10:30 am by his half-brother Bruce Jackson, who shares no relation to Prince. 

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

He told ET: ‘I miss my brother, because my brother was everything in the world to me. God bless Prince, God bless the world. He’s a legend, he really is.’

In his sleep: He was discovered Thursday morning in his Kansas City, Missouri home, having died in his sleep (L-R): Alfred Jackson and Tyka Nelson

In his sleep: He was discovered Thursday morning in his Kansas City, Missouri home, having died in his sleep (L-R): Alfred Jackson and Tyka Nelson

Unresponsive: He was found unresponsive around 10:30 am by his half-brother Bruce Jackson, who shares no relation to Prince (L-R) Bruce Jackson and Alfred Jackson

Unresponsive: He was found unresponsive around 10:30 am by his half-brother Bruce Jackson, who shares no relation to Prince (L-R) Bruce Jackson and Alfred Jackson

Brothers and sisters: Alfred was one of six surviving siblings who inherited the music legend's fortune when he died in 2016, having left no will (L-R) Omarr Baker, Tyka Nelson and Alfred Jackson

Brothers and sisters: Alfred was one of six surviving siblings who inherited the music legend’s fortune when he died in 2016, having left no will (L-R) Omarr Baker, Tyka Nelson and Alfred Jackson

Although he hadn’t seen his brother in a few years before his death, Alfred remained proud of him and his career.  

He continued: ‘He was so busy on the road because he had so many engagements with his music.

‘So, he had to travel, all around the world. I always saw him on television, read the magazines, and said, “There’s my brother, Prince.” I was so happy he was making it for himself, I really was.’

Alfred and Prince (whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson) shared the same mother, jazz singer Mattie Shaw.

He was able to buy a home with his brother’s inheritance after living in VA housing for decades.

Missing him: Alfred was one of the musician's first family members to speak out following his death: 'I miss my brother, because my brother was everything in the world to me'

Missing him: Alfred was one of the musician’s first family members to speak out following his death: ‘I miss my brother, because my brother was everything in the world to me’

Proud brother: Although he hadn't seen his brother in a few years before his death, Alfred remained proud of him and his career: 'I was so happy he was making it for himself, I really was'

Proud brother: Although he hadn’t seen his brother in a few years before his death, Alfred remained proud of him and his career: ‘I was so happy he was making it for himself, I really was’

The Air Force veteran and Prince’s other beneficiaries each received a piece of his fortune, which was estimated at over $300 million.

Around 30 claimant’s came forward after Prince’s death with hopes of being awarded a piece of his fortune. 

In April, a Minnesota judge denied a petition by Prince’s beneficiaries that would limit the power of Comerica, the bank that administers his estate. 

Most recently, the estate took over management of Paisley Park, Prince’s Minnesota production complex.   

Prince tragically died on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57, having suffered an accidental opioid overdose.

Purple Rain: Prince tragically died on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57, having suffered an accidental overdose of fentanyl

Purple Rain: Prince tragically died on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57, having suffered an accidental overdose of fentanyl

Daily Mail UK

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