Prince’s death investigation files, released on Monday, a year after the superstar singer’s untimely death, show numerous details surrounding the information that took place before his death, as well as the aftermath..
Court documents detail that autopsy determined Prince died of a Fentanyl overdose, yet it didn’t specify exactly when and where he took the fatal dose or how he obtained it.
Controlled Substances Found Everywhere
Court records indicate that numerous bottles containing opiods were found all over Prince’s Paisley Park home in Minessota. They were concealed in vitamin bottles and other types of bottles, scattered in hidden places throughout the home. Authorities also found opiods in Prince’s suitcase. The suitcase, which had a handwritten letter with the lyrics of “You Got the Look” inside, was labeled under her alias name, Peter Bravestrong. The pills were labeled by different names, including “Watson 853” and “A-349.”
Most the medications found were prescribed under Prince’s assistant’s name, Kirk Johnson, one of his longtime friends. Johnson stated that he had no idea that Prince was addicted to the medication, while the prescribing physician,Dr. Michael Schulenberg, said he placed it in Johnson’s for privacy reasons. Investigators noted, however, that given the close relationship between Prince and Johnson, it’s hard to believe that Johnson didn’t know about his friend’s addictions.
Drugs Prescribed the Day Before Prince’s Death
On the day before the “Purple Rain” singer passed away, Schulenberg prescribed three medications to Prince: clonidine, Valium, and hydroxyzine pamoate. Johnson went to the pharmacy to pick the medications up. He told detectives that it was the “first time he had ever done something like that for Prince.”
Andrew Kornfeld, the son of a physician who was helping Prince overcome possible addiction issues, arrived at Prince’s house on April 21, 2016, the day he was found deceased. Going by his father’s directions, Kornfeld flew to Paisley Park to talk to Prince about rehabilitation and the possibility of treatment in San Franscisco. Kornfeld never had that conversation because Prince was already dead out by the time he arrived.
Kornfeld brought a backpack with him that contained narcotics he didn’t have a prescription for, including buprenorphine, a pain medication that helps control opiod addiction.
So far, no one has been charged with the singer’s death. Other key findings in the case files include:
-Prince didn’t use a cellphone or email, ever, after he was once hacked.
-Investigators said that Johnson was inconsistent with his stories while being interviewed,
-Investigators are still looking for the source who provided Prince with the strong dose of Fentanyl that ultimately killed him.
[Feature Photo: AP/Chris O’Meara, File]