It has been two years since Prince died of fentanyl poisoning. Because he did not leave a will instructing how to administer his estate (remember he thought was going to live until he was 1999), a bank has been appointed as executor of his estate while his siblings and half siblings will be the beneficiaries.
Some of his friends are complaining that his executor, who is supposed to maximize revenue from the estate, is not respecting Prince’s legacy by releasing material such as Prince’s original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, allowing tours of Paisley Park, and permitting a hologram image of Prince to be used during Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl show.
1. If Prince wanted to control his legacy he should have executed a will. Even people with no sense of mortality need to provide for their demise.
2. It is easy for friends who have no financial stake in Prince’s estate to complain about the revenues being generated by not respecting his legacy.
3. Justin Timberlake needed all the help possible for his Super Bowl performance.
4. Pains me to say this as a huge Prince fan, but Nothing Compares 2 Sinead’s version of the song.
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