Prince’s Sister Spent two Years Preparing for the Music Legend to Die

"I knew that it was coming," she said.

By Jon Wiederhorn

Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson has revealed that she worried about her brother dying for two years before the music legend passed away. “I knew that it was coming,” she told ET. “He said it a couple of years ago. ‘ ‘I’ve done everything that I’ve come to do.’ I was crushed for about two years.”

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On April 21, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota at the age of 57. An inquest determined that he died from an accidental overdose of painkillers.

For those who are still grieving, Nelson had a bit of advice: “I’ve had two years to deal with it, but there’s a lot of people that have only had from April to now,” she said. “So I guess I would say give it another year and a half and maybe you’ll be where I’m at.”

To preserve the memory of her brother, Nelson plans to make sure his estate becomes a full museum for fans to visit, and his music, which includes a vault containing over 2,000 unheard songs, will be released over time.

“He’s written a massive amount of music and in one of our conversations, he said, ‘How I want to be remembered is as one of the most prolific writers in the world,” she said. “So I’m going to do everything that I can to make that dream come true.”



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