PRINCE’S half-brother Alfred Jackson was found dead this morning in his Kansas City home aged 66.
His death comes three years after he inherited much of the late music icon’s fortune following his tragic accidental overdose.
Alfred and Prince – whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson – shared the same mum, jazz singer Mattie Shaw.
A cause of death has not been revealed, although Alfred appeared to have died in his sleep and police don’t suspect foul-play, TMZ reported.
His body was found at around 10:30am local time on Thursday by his half-brother Bruce Jackson, who shares no relation to Prince.
The former US Air Force serviceman used the inheritance he shared with Prince’s five other surviving siblings to buy his own home.
BOUGHT HOME WITH FORTUNE
Before, he had lived in housing provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Heartbroken Alfred was among the first of Prince’s family members to speak out after his sudden 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.”
Although the pair weren’t close, Alfred said he was always proud of his half-brother’s success.
He added: “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.”
Prince’s death at the age of 57 stunned music fans who were still reeling from the sudden passing of David Bowie just three months earlier.
The Purple Rain singer died of an accidental overdose of painkillers and left no will.
In May 2017, a Minnesota judge ruled that his estimated £250m estate be split between his sister and five half-siblings.
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