Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said.
Wearing a purple hat and purple pumps, and with purple tattoos adorning her arms and legs, Angela Diaz joined thousands of other Prince fans in celebrating his life Friday evening at a free memorial concert in downtown Los Angeles.
Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from a drug overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Prince was in possession of prescription painkillers at the time of his death and local officials have sought the help of the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the investigation, according to published reports.
A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince’s multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment was necessary because the superstar musician doesn’t appear to have left a will and immediate decisions must be made about his business interests.
The radio call came in just after 1 a.m. to the air traffic control tower at the Quad City International Airport in eastern Illinois. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 10:13 p.m.: A previous version of this article said the location of the Quad City International Airport is in eastern Illinois.
Anyone attending the second weekend of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which kicks off Friday, is almost certainly in for some excellent music, be it Mavis Staples’ heartfelt gospel or the silky dance beats of Disclosure.
At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2004, Prince walked on stage with fellow rock legends Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and others to pay tribute to the late George Harrison with a cover of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
The depth of Prince Rogers Nelson’s catalog is astounding, and it would be easy to cite triple the number of songs spotlighted here and deem them “highlights” from a career that spans nearly 40 years since he released his major-label debut album in 1978.
Prince, who postponed shows last week because of the flu, was reportedly hospitalized after his private plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., in the wee hours Friday so that he could be treated.