From Paisley Park to theme park. Prince’s home could be turned into a tourist attraction, according to court documents obtained by The Wrap.
The court papers say that Bremer Trust, which has been named special administrator to the late superstar’s estate, was trying to obtain permission to recruit experts “to provide advice and counsel on how to manage public tours of the grounds, facilities and buildings located at Paisley Park.”
On Wednesday, June 8, the judge granted Bremer Trust authorization to hire entertainment industry and monetization experts to look at ways for the late singer’s estate to keep bringing in money. One possibility named in the papers is turning the Paisley Park complex into a tourist attraction, similar to Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate in Memphis.
Prince’s finances have been in chaos since the iconic singer passed away at age 57 on April 21. He was found unconscious in the elevator at Paisley Park, and the medical examiner later determined the cause of death was “self-administered” Fentanyl toxicity.
The Purple Rain singer’s will has not been located, and with multiple people fighting for a piece of his estimated $150 million–plus fortune, the estate could be tied up in expensive litigation for a long time. The theme park could be a way to finance things, especially since massive taxes are owed on his estate.
by Megan French