Medical Examiner Confirms Prince’s Cause Of Death
Weeks after Prince‘s sudden passing on April 21, tests have confirmed the iconic singer died from an opioid overdose. Opioids are medication used to relieve pain.
The Associated Press broke the news after receiving confirmation from a law enforcement official.
A law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show the music superstar died of an opioid overdose.
The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate.
The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Investigators have been reviewing whether Prince died of an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death.
Minnesota medical examiner confirms Prince died of accidental overdose of powerful painkiller fentanyl.