Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince’s family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants.

Though the dismissal of one defendant is being appealed, the rest were dismissed by agreement, which experts say could indicate settlements. Meanwhile, efforts to determine the value of Prince’s estate are still unresolved, as sibling disagreements add to the complexity of the case.

Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016. No one was criminally charged in his death and the source of the counterfeit pills he took remains unknown.

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