Prince’s Death: Read the Transcript of the 911 Call

Legendary musician was found dead in his Paisley Park home in Minnesota Wednesday

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The Carver County Sheriff’s Department has released the transcript from the 911 call reporting Prince’s death on Thursday.

An unidentified man called emergency responders asking for an ambulance at Prince’s Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, after the singer was discovered unconscious in an elevator this morning.

“The people are just distraught,” the man said at one point.

The call was logged at 9:43 a.m. local time, with responders on the scene pronouncing the musician dead at 10:07 a.m. after attempting CPR.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s office confirmed late Thursday that it had received the musician’s body and will perform an autopsy on Friday.

Read the full 911 transcript below:

Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?

Unidentified Male: Hi there, um, what’s the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.

D: Okay.

UM: Um, we’re at Prince’s house.

D: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yea, yea, okay, hold on.

D: Okay, your cell phone’s not going to tell me where you’re at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yea, we have um, we have um, so, yea, um, the person is dead here.

D: Okay, get me the address please.

UM: Okay, okay, I’m working on it.

D: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught.

D: I understand they are distraught, but.

UM: I’m working on it, I’m working on it.

D: Okay, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don’t know, I don’t know.

D: Okay

UM: Um, so we’re, we’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.

D: You’re in Minneapolis?

UM: Yea, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

D: You’re sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That’s correct.

D: Okay, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yea, um, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry I need, I need the address here?

Unidentified Female: 7801

UM: 7801

D: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.

D: You’re at Paisley Park, okay, that’s in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who’s…

UM: Yes, it’s Prince.

D: Okay.

UM: The person.

D: Okay, stay on the line with me.

UM: Okay.

(phone ringing)

Ambulance Dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.

D: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.

AD: Paisley Park Studios, okay.

D: We have a person down, not breathing.

D: Yup.