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Did Prince predict his own death? One of his eight siblings thinks so.
The rock and pop icon, whose real name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died at age 57 from an overdose of fentanyl, an opioid painkiller, at his Paisley Park studios in Minnesota in April 2016.
“About three years ago he called,” his sister Tyka Nelson, 56, says on the upcoming People and ABC special People Icons: Gone Too Soon, of which excerpts were posted Wednesday. “He said, ‘I think I’ve done everything I’ve come to do.'”
“My dad and Prince always spoke in these types of riddles,” she said. “He knew [he was going to die soon]. And he was preparing me. It’s very clear.”
Tyka had made similar comments in an interview with ET last October.
“He said it a couple of years ago: ‘I’ve done everything that I’ve come to do,'” she said. “I was crushed for about two years.”
“I’ve had two years to deal with it, but there’s a lot of people that have only had from April to now, so I guess I would say give it another year and a half and maybe you’ll be where I’m at,” she added. “I’m sorry that you’re hurting.”
Tyka said on the People Icons special that she last saw Prince at Paisley Park days before he died.
“The last day I saw him, we were making jokes,” she said. “We hugged three times.”
Tyka and Prince’s five half-siblings are the six heirs to the singer’s estate, estimated to be worth between $100 million and $300 million. In January, a judge appointed a bank and trust to deal with the task of distributing the assets, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. A hearing in the case is scheduled for April.
Published at Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:36:38 +0000
Your TV mom and dad from This Is Us are not on good terms and you’re going to have to wait some months to find out what’s next. Luckily, Jack and Rebecca Pearson themselves, Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, respectively, are here to help you digest the big This Is Us finale fight and the speeches involved.
“It was scripted,” Ventimiglia and Moore told E! News’ Kristin Dos Santos about the heated fight scene at a This Is Us season one finale event.
“Our writers are that talented,” Ventimiglia said.
“We rehearsed a lot,” Moore said.
The day before they shot, Moore and Ventimiglia rehearsed with director Ken Olin and some of the crew to choreograph the scene.
“It was a well-orchestrated piece,” Ventimiglia said.
Viewers assumed they’d be learning how Jack died this episode, but instead were treated (maybe treated isn’t the right word) to Jack and Rebecca’s relationship hitting a very, very, very rough patch. And while viewers may not know how Jack meets his maker, the cast does.
“Yes, girl,” Moore joked. “We all do…We have to know. We all have to have a working knowledge—Sterling, Justin, Chrissy—because it’s a monumental, life-changing shift in their lives. This event—there is sort of before Jack and after Jack—and so, yes, it’s essential that we all knew from the get-go, how it happens, when it happens, etc.”
This Is Us will return for a second and a third season on NBC. Be sure to watch E! News at 7 and 11 p.m. for more This Is Us scoop.
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Published at Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:03:43 +0000