Prince Dead at Age 57

Ken

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The artist known as Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) has died - he was 57 years old.

His body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. There are no signs of foul play. The 911 emergency dispatch received a call for a "male down, not breathing".

Prince had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. He appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. Following that, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.

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The Sheriff's department says Prince was found in an elevator at Paisley Park. They performed CPR, but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:07 AM.
 
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My wife has always been a huge fan of Prince. It's far too young to die... may he rest in peace!
 

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The autopsy is complete, but they will not release any results until toxicology testing is also done - and that could take several weeks.
 

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It appears Prince died without leaving a will, and as a result, his 6 siblings will end up splitting a fortune.
 

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The M.E. performed toxicology tests and determined Prince died of an accidental overdose of Fentanyl - a powerful synthetic opiate that is more potent than morphine. It's often used for cancer patients to deal with severe pain.
 

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You know some doctor out there is getting a team of lawyers together as we speak ...
 
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