Prince: Court appoints administrator over estate estimated at $300 million

An American judge has appointed a special administrator to oversee Prince's estate, accepting a request from the sister of the pop star who died without leaving a will.

Kevin Eide, a district judge in suburban Carver County in Minnesota, said he heard no objections during a conference call with parties of interest and ordered a more formal hearing on Monday.

He appointed Bremer Trust, whose Minnesota-based parent Bremer Bank had long helped Prince handle his finances, to serve as the administrator of Prince's estate for six months or until a personal representative is appointed.

Prince, one of his generation's most influential and prolific musicians, died suddenly on April 21 at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park estate outside Minneapolis.

He left no will, no children and no living parents.

His sister, Tyka Nelson, sought Bremer Trust as the special administrator and was named as an heir along with five living half-siblings of the Purple Rain star.

Bremer Trust will be tasked with managing Prince's estate as well as determining if there are additional heirs.

The extent of Prince's fortune is unclear, with the website Celebrity Net Worth estimating he was worth $300 million.

Prince's heirs will also have power over the pop star's vast vaults of unreleased material, which is said to include entirely unheard albums.

Authorities conducted an autopsy to determine the star's cause of death, and found no evidence of trauma.