Friday, April 29, 2016
Police search Prince’s local pharmacy for clues about singer’s death
The singer was last seen at his local pharmacy the day before his death
Police have searched Prince's local pharmacy to see if they can find clues that could help solve the mystery surrounding his death.
The music icon was last seen heading to Walgreen’s near his Paisley Park estate the night before he was found dead from a possible overdose.
According to TMZ, authorities went to the pharmacy on Thursday and served a search warrant before they spent several hours inside looking through records.
The website reports that he made four trips there in the week leading up to his death.
Prince died aged 57
It comes amid reports the Raspberry Beret star was given prescription drugs from a number of doctors - including a “personal friend” - prior to his death, which is being looked into by investigators.
Investigators also want to find out if there was a doctor on board the plane which was forced to make an emergency landing five days before his body was found.
Prince was found with powerful painkillers on his person when he was discovered dead by paramedics.
Police attending the scene told the detectives investigating his death the singer had opioid medication, thought to Percocet, in his possession when he was discovered.
The discovery led to investigators bringing in specialist agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration to help with the case.
Investigators believe a suspected overdose five days before he died while on board his private jet was the reason as to why his pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois.
The 57-year-old superstar was found dead at his home in Minneapolis on April 21 with a post-mortem carried out the following day unable to establish a cause of death.
A music fan visits a memorial created outside Paisley Park
Meanwhile, it's also been claimed the singer died following a secret battle with AIDS.
The music icon was reportedly “preparing to die for a little while” after being diagnosed.
A music industry source interviewed by The National Enquirer messaged friends on April 19 to say the singer was suffering from the disease.
It's also been claimed the singer was battling AIDS
“He was in bad shape,” the source claimed to the newspaper, as reported by Radar Online.
“Doctors told Prince his blood count was unusually low and that his body temperature had dropped dangerously below the normal 98.6 degrees to 94 degrees.
“He was totally iron-deficient, very weak and often disoriented.
"He rarely ate and when he did, it all came right back up.”
The magazine claims the Purple Rain star was diagnosed with AIDS six months ago after contracting the HIV positive virus “in the 1990s”.
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