Had prince turned to marijuana for pain-relief, the musical genius would be alive today. Instead he turned to opioid, and eventually overdosed on the drug, leading to his death. It has been proven that marijuana is as strong a pain killer as any pharmaceutical pain-killer drug. Furthermore, there has never been any reported case of persons overdoing on marijuana.
Prince died from an overdose of opioid painkillers, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press on Thursday.
The official, a source with knowledge of the death investigation, spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Minnesota investigators have reportedly finished an autopsy and toxicology testing, but have not publicly released the findings.
The news follows weeks of speculation that the 57-year-old singer was addicted to pain medications when he was found dead April 21 at his Paisley Park estate.
Prince’s use of painkillers and how he obtained them has been the focus of a criminal investigation. A judge has sealed all records in the case, but no charges are known to have been filed.
Prince, 57, died April 21 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minn. (File photo)
Prince Rogers Nelson was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. April 21 — 19 minutes after emergency responders arrived and tried to resuscitate the iconic artist. Investigators said he was last seen alive at Paisley Park, a sprawling compound that doubled as the reclusive singer’s recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minn., about 8 the night before..