Prince’s Death: 5 Latest Developments

More details about the legendary musician’s shocking death have been released

Prince’s death shocked the world last week, with everyone from fellow musicians like Bruce Springsteen to President Obama mourning the legendary singer/songwriter.

Though the results of Prince’s autopsy have not yet been released, nor has an official cause of death, further details about the singer’s final days and the circumstances of his death have since become public. Here are the five latest developments:

911 transcript
On Thursday, the Carver County Sheriff’s Department released the transcript of the 911 call reporting Prince’s death. In the transcript an unidentified man calls to report a man unconscious in an elevator at the musician’s Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

Prince was reportedly hospitalized for overdose
According to TMZ, Prince was hospitalized after overdosing on Percocet the week before his death. The singer was reportedly administered a “save shot” at a hospital in Moline, Illinois, after his private plane was forced to make an emergency landing. The treatment is frequently used to mitigate the effects of opiates.

FAA releases audio from emergency landing
On Monday, the FAA released the audio of air traffic controllers discussing the plane’s emergency landing due to an “unresponsive male” passenger. Before his death the following week, the singer’s reps stated that the Prince suffered from “flu-like symptoms” that led to the landing, adding that he had since left the hospital and returned home.

Autopsy completed, with test results pending
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that an autopsy on the musician had been completed at about 1 p.m. CT on Friday and that his body was released to the family shortly after. However, the medical examiner also cautioned that the results of the autopsy, including cause of death, “may take days and weeks depending on the type of testing.”

A memorial service took place over the weekend
A few of Prince’s friends and family gathered over the weekend for a memorial service to the “Purple Rain” singer. His remains were cremated with their final storage to “remain private,” according to a statement from his publicist.

“A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye,” publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said on Saturday.

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