UPDATE: Prince Rogers Nelson Died Of A Fentanyl Overdose
UPDATE: The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office have released the coroner’s report about Prince Rogers Nelson. You can see it below.
Prince Rogers Nelson investigation results attached pic.twitter.com/CMt6lQSGxJ
— Midwest Medical Exam (@MidwestMedExam) June 2, 2016
According to the MME, Fentanyl was the drug that Prince overdosed on. Investigators are wondering if he had a prescription for the opioid. Fentanyl, a drug that is 50 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than heroin, was taken in large doses accidentally by the Paisley Park singer-songwriter. The drug is used when a patient has become immune to other drugs, according to CBS.
We shall update this thread if the story continues to develop.
Twenty minutes prior to posting this news story, Tom Berman, the central editor for The Associated Press confirmed an official report pegged to the cause of death of Prince Rogers Nelson.
According to a law enforcement official, The Associated Press were shown test results that revealed that the 57-year-old music legend died of an opioid overdose. For those who are unfamiliar with what an opioid overdose is, it is an acute condition due to excessive pain medication. Examples of opioids are morphine, tramadol, oxycodone and methadone. Dependence on prescription opioids can originate from treatment of chronic pain.
The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
See the tweet below:
— Tom Berman (@tombermanap) June 2, 2016
Prince, who was found unresponsive on April 21 at his Paisley Park estate, had a health scare as his plane was forced to make an emergency landing on April 15. Investigators have been questioning a doctor who saw Prince twice in the weeks leading up to his passing.
H/T: The Associated Press