Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Prince had OD’d on Percocet days before his death, and he ingested so much, EMTs had to administer a “save shot” at the airport where his plane made an emergency landing to save his life.
Sources in Moline, Illinois tell investigators. Prince’s entourage told responders he had taken the painkiller after his Atlanta concert which triggered the emergency. Percocet is a painkiller which contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, an opioid. It is highly addictive.
Prince went to his local Walgreens 4 times in the week leading up to his death. Witnesses say he was pacing and agitated, waiting for someone to bring out his meds. Now we are not yet saying that this caused his death but it is certainly being looked at as a contributing cause. The autopsy has been done and the info will be released in the coming weeks.
On Thursday, a Prince representative told the Authorities that there were “no further details as to the cause” after the musician was found unresponsive in an elevator in his Paisley Park compound. The Midwest Medical Examiners Office announced on Friday that it had completed its autopsy on Prince at 1 p.m. CDT, with his body to be released to his family. The info will be released in the coming weeks. It can take weeks to receive final results from toxicology reports in deaths where substances are involved. Gathering the results will take several days and the results of a full toxicology scan could likely take weeks. We shall Keep You Posted.