The Prince died of accidental overdose
Andy Scott 2 years ago
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s office confirmed on June 2, 2016 to the music of the legendary Prince died of an overdose of opium.
Specifically, the Prince died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, TMZ describes as a “powerful opiate synthetic which is more effective than morphine” and “is often used for cancer patients dealing with severe pain.” The drug is “often used to treat people who have developed tolerance less powerful opiates such as Percocet and morphine.”
According to the coroner’s report (via People) Prince weighed 112 lbs. At the time of his death and had scars on his left hip and the lower part of his right leg. “Purple Rain” icon—who was reportedly found dead in an elevator inside Paisley Park estate in Minnesota—he was wearing a “black hat, black shirt, gray shirt, black pants, black boxer briefs and black socks” at the time of his death.
The official report seems to confirm many of the stories about the Prince’s alleged opiate addiction, which appeared after his death on April 21, 2016. TMZ traced the alleged addiction dates back to 2009 when it is said that he became hooked on the painkiller Percocet while suffering from hip problems. Prince corrective hip surgery the following year, but had been “put in sometimes debilitating dependence” on drugs, TMZ reports.
The musician allegedly suffered Percocet overdose just six days before his death. At that time, his plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., And was taken to a nearby hospital to receive “save the people”, according to TMZ.
Following the results of the medical examination, TMZ reported that the criminal investigation had been launched to determine how the prince on the fentanyl that killed him.