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Title: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 21, 2016, 02:05:19 PM
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The Carver County Sheriff Office tells TMZ they are now investigating the circumstances of Prince's death. At this time, there are no signs of foul play.update_grey_gray_barThe artist known as Prince has died ... TMZ has learned. He was 57.
Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.
Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. We've obtained the emergency dispatch call for a "male down, not breathing."
The singer -- full name Prince Rogers Nelson -- had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.
At the show, Prince prophetically told the crowd, "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers."
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Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 21, 2016, 02:12:06 PM

Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 21, 2016, 02:19:05 PM
I am sick :(

Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 21, 2016, 02:31:45 PM

Sudden Death Of Prince Has Fans Shocked


Prince, a massive figure in pop music for over three decades had recently been hospitalized after battling the flu ill for weeks. He had to cancel two shows in the past month.

Prince was renowned as one of the most innovative voices in music and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant and powerful performances on stage, and his ridiculous vocal range.

He wasn't short of any hits and racked up 7 Grammys during his colorful career. In 2007, he led the Super Bowl Halftime show in one of the most critically acclaimed and arguably greatest live performances of all time.

During his whole career he sold 100 million records during his career.   ::snipping3::

Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Irish Monkey on April 22, 2016, 08:47:32 AM

Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 22, 2016, 05:34:09 PM
Seems most of his youtubes have been blocked.  ::MonkeyMad:: ::MonkeyMad::

Prince: Musician Dies at Age 57; Autopsy Is Completed as Death Investigation Continues
An autopsy report is expected within two weeks. Police said Prince had no signs of trauma, and suicide is not suspected. He was found unresponsive Thursday at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota.

Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Nut44x4 on April 23, 2016, 08:15:18 AM

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL

Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: texasmom on April 24, 2016, 01:22:13 PM
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I couldn't believe it either.  He should have had many more years, just so sad!   ::MonkeyTears::

Thanks Nut44x4 for the thread for us to remember and grieve this sweet brilliant man that is gone too soon!

I'd watched the NFL Youtube from 2007 in tears before you posted it here.  It says so much about him, imo.

All of his music wasn't for me, but so much of it was...and will always be.   ::MonkeyHeart::

Rest in peace, Prince Rogers Nelson.  You were one of a kind.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Nut44x4 on June 03, 2016, 11:14:04 AM

Prince Died From Accidental Overdose of Opioid Painkiller

Prince, the music icon who struggled with debilitating hip pain during his career, died from an accidental overdose of self-administered fentanyl, a type of synthetic opiate, officials in Minnesota said Thursday.

The news ended weeks of speculation about the sudden death of the musician, who had a reputation for clean living but who appears to have developed a dependency on medications to treat his pain.

Authorities have yet to discuss how he came to be in possession of the fentanyl and whether it had been prescribed by a doctor.

Officials had waited several weeks for the results of a toxicology test undertaken as part of an autopsy performed after he was found dead April 21 in an elevator at his estate. He was preparing to enroll in an opioid treatment program when he died at 57, according to the lawyer for a doctor who was planning to treat him.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, which conducted the autopsy, declined to comment beyond releasing a copy of its findings. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the death with help from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. The sheriff’s office had said it was looking into whether opioid abuse was a factor, and a law enforcement official had said that painkillers were found on Prince when investigators arrived.

“The M.E. report is one piece of the whole thing,” said Jason Kamerud, the county’s chief deputy sheriff.

Fentanyl is a potent but dangerous painkiller, estimated to be more than 50 times more powerful than heroin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report did not list how much fentanyl was found in Prince’s blood. Last year, federal officials issued an alert that said incidents and overdoses with fentanyl were “occurring at an alarming rate throughout the United States.”   ::snipping3:: ::snipping3:: ::snipping3::

Dr. Torin Finver, an addiction medicine specialist at the Jacobs School of Medicine at the University at Buffalo, said it can be easier to overdose on the drug because its effects last shorter than they do for other opiates, thus leading users to dose more frequently and possibly consume too much.

The illicit shipment of fentanyl into the United States has become a major concern for federal officials, who say the substance has become an increasingly popular product of drug cartels in Mexico and is often mixed with heroin.

Prince’s body was worn down from decades of taxing performances, in which he often did splits or jumped from heights in platform shoes, several people close to him said. One person who knew him said that Prince had hip surgery in the mid-2000s, but it did not completely alleviate his pain. The medical examiner’s report noted a scar on Prince’s left hip as well as one on his lower right leg.

To some of Prince’s closest friends and colleagues, his struggle with pain medication came as a surprise because the musician had become a Jehovah’s Witness and strove, friends said, to live such a clean life. He was averse to drinking alcohol and frowned on the use of recreational drugs. He typically ate a vegan diet, and would not allow meat in his house.

“It doesn’t matter what people say after you are gone,” Cassandra O’Neal, Prince’s keyboardist for the last seven years, said after being told of the overdose report. “What matters is what they meant to you when they were here. Prince is still a genius and one of the most gifted artists I ever worked with.”
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Title: Re: PRINCE -- Dead a 57 !!!
Post by: Sister on June 19, 2016, 11:06:33 AM

and now he has more relatives than he ever knew.