Prince’s Autopsy Completed; Results ‘May Take Days and Weeks,’ Says Medical Examiner

Music icon was found dead in his Minnesota home on Thursday

Last Updated: April 22, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

The autopsy of music legend Prince, who died Thursday at his Minnesota home, has been completed, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday.

In a tweet, the office said that the procedure was completed at 1 p.m. Central time. The results are pending, and the singer’s body will be released to his family.

Earlier Friday, the medical examiner said that the results of the tests “may take days and weeks depending on the type of testing.”

Prince, the music legend behind hits like “Raspberry Beret,” “Purple Rain,” and “Little Red Corvette,” was found dead on Thursday morning at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

While the coroner is working to determine the cause of death, it is known that Prince was briefly hospitalized last Friday in Moline, Illinois, while returning from a concert in Atlanta.

His representatives stated that he was suffering from flu-like symptoms, but a new report indicates that the singer may have overdosed on the painkiller Percocet.

The singer’s team reportedly asked for a private room, but when the request was denied, Prince left the hospital after three hours, rather than the recommended 24.

A representative for UnityPoint Moline, where the singer was reportedly admitted, said they did not register any patients under the name Prince or Prince Rogers Nelson, his full name.

Following news of the Purple One’s death, a flood of tributes emerged on social media, with Katy Perry, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and many others sharing their grief.


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