Prince Overdosed on Percocet Last Week

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4/22/2016 by Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter

Prince’s Paisley Park residence in Minnesota.
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There were “no obvious signs of trauma” and “no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide,” authorities said.

The autopsy for Prince was completed Friday mid-day local time in Minnesota, where the iconic multi-instrumentalist died a day earlier. The exam took longer than normal “because of the gravity of the individual,” an official with the coroner’s office told The Hollywood Reporter.

Additional details about the passing were revealed by authorities on Friday, including that the artist was alone at home at the time of the passing, there were “no obvious signs of trauma” and “no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide,” Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said. There was no cell phone in “close proximity” to Prince when his body was found.

The artist’s body will be released to his family.

Results from the examination will likely not be released for several weeks, Martha Weaver, spokeswoman for the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office had told THR.

Meantime, TMZ is reporting that the emergency plane landing enroute home from a concert in Atlanta that saw Prince treated for a drug overdose a week ago centered around Percocet.  Prince is known to have taken the prescription pin killer for the discomfort from two severely worn hips.

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