( 4UMF NEWS ) George Lopez Loans Prince’s Family $20,000 After Singer’s Death:
Comedian George Lopez reportedly loaned Prince’s financially-strapped family about $20,000 pending results of the singer’s locked estate, according to TMZ.
The 57-year-old pop legend and Lopez had a close, but private relationship that rarely merited an appearance together — except for an unprecedented sit-down and performance on “Lopez Tonight” in 2011.
The television host is pitching in by lending a hefty allowance to Prince’s family — initially paid for out of Prince’s pocket — as legal experts pour over the singer’s estate, TMZ reported.
It could take several years to sort through Prince’s assets because relatives and attorneys had no luck finding the late singer’s will. Prince’s sudden death on April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota prompted an estate dispute.
The cash will help some of Prince’s siblings — although the TMZ report does not specify which relatives — who relied on Prince for day-to-day expenses.
He has one surviving full-sibling, Tyka Nelson, and six half-siblings who have petitioned as the “Purple Rain” artist’s heirs in court documents.
In an interview with Good Day LA on Wednesday, Lopez recalled a scattering of aloof encounters with Prince, but did not reveal anything that hinted at a deeper friendship.
Prince may have loved Lopez’s taste in shoes, but the notoriously shy Minnesota native thought the 55-year-old swore too much, Lopez said.
“The one thing about Prince, if he liked you, you felt very special,” Lopez added.