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How could someone rich and famous like Prince die without a will? It's not unusual. Just ask an estate lawyer

How could someone rich and famous like Prince die without a will? It's not unusual. Just ask an estate lawyer

How could Prince die without a will?

He didn't amass a $250-million estate just through exceptional musical talent. He was also a shrewd businessman. Two years ago, Prince took control of his musical catalog and related copyrights, and negotiated a new contract with Warner Bros. His estate will reap at least $100 million on royalties alone over the next few years.

Prince was extremely hands-on with the business side of music. He shunned attorneys, preferring to deal directly with record studios and concert promoters, and made a point of controlling his legacy. It was part of his persona. Prince fought to remove his songs from YouTube and cut deals directly with digital music...

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