(Chaska, MN) — Investigative documents are providing a narrative of Prince’s last days. The documents released yesterday concerning the superstar’s health first surfaced in the fall of 2015. Singer Sinead O’Connor talked to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office about Prince’s drug use in 2016.
He didn’t see a doctor until April 7th, 2016, when he complained of numbness in one leg, tingling in both arms and vomiting the night before. He was treated with I-V fluids and prescriptions for vitamin D and an anti-nausea medicine. His plane made an emergency landing on April 14th and he was treated with Narcan for an opioid overdose. The singer refused further treatment and returned home. The documents show that Prince had sought assistance with a confidential treatment program for opioid addiction during the last week of his life. He was found dead a week after the first overdose, the victim of a massive, accidental dose of fentanyl.
(Chaska, MN) – Prince’s family will now have access to records to the late musician’s emergency medical landing in Moline, Illinois just days before his death. A Carver County judge made the ruling Wednesday.
The heir’s lawyers now can review only those documents related to the emergency treatment of the Minnesota superstar, who experienced an opioid overdose on his plane a week before he died.
Prince’s sister and five half-siblings are considering a wrongful-death lawsuit.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Mixed reviews are coming in over Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl half-time performance. The pop star is catching some heat from Prince fans.JT included a performance of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” with a huge projection of the late artist behind the stage while he sang and played piano. Following the performance, Twitter users started pointing out that Prince would not have approved of Timberlake’s tribute to him.
One user noted that Prince compared the idea of being reincarnated on stage as “demonic” in a 1998 interview. Others said that it was even well documented that the two singers did not get along.
(SL) – He’s the only artist that was able to negotiate sex and God at the same time and get away with it. Virtuoso indeed, now, the Doves are truly crying as the world says goodbye to musical genius Prince, who passed suddenly at the age of 57. Although it was sudden, a lot of people aren’t surprised because Prince’s final days included canceled concerts and an emergency landing after his show in Atlanta. He spent three hours in the hospital and was released. The Icon had been battling the flu for a couple of weeks but assured everyone that he was fine during an impromptu concert at his ‘Paisley Palace’ in Minnesota on Saturday.
As writer Adam McKay said, it’s as if the Grand Canyon died. Born Prince Roger Nelson, The Purple One, The Sign, The Genius or The Artist Formerly known as released his debut album in 1978, at the age of 19, and he played every instrument on “For You”, and would do the same for 5 of his albums. He was a true instrumentalist who would sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.
The 57-year-old singer was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said. Paramedics tried to perform CPR but were unable to revive him, the sheriff said. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m., less than 30 minutes after sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at the scene.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death, Olson said. An autopsy will be performed by the Midwest regional medical examiner, tomorrow.