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A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death

A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death

A newly unsealed court document revealed that a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince using the name of the musician's friend.

Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died at the age of 57.

He had also shown up to Paisley Park on April 21 - the day Prince was found dead in an elevator of an accidental overdose of fentanyl - to drop off some test results for the singer.

Autopsy results revealed that the 57-year-old died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl - a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin.

"There was a sizable amount of narcotic medications located inside Paisley Park", one document reads.

When pressed in a recent CBS interview to talk about Prince's final days, Johnson pointed to his head and said: "Kirk has a vault".

New details regarding Prince's overdose death have been revealed almost one year after the singer was found in an elevator at Paisley Park in Minneapolis. First responders revived him with two doses of a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Some were in a suitcase labeled with a Prince alias, Peter Bravestrong, along with a page of handwritten lyrics to the 1987 hit "U Got the Look".

In one of the warrants it is stated that Dr. Michael Schulenberg, a primary care physician who worked at a clinic a few miles from Prince's home, told police that "he had prescribed Prince a prescription for oxycodone the same day as the emergency plane landing but put the prescription in Kirk Johnson's name for Prince's privacy".

The search warrants show that after Prince's death, investigators searched a green backpack that contained unprescribed medications used to treat opioid addicts.

Aleve bottle with 20 1/2 white pills labeled Watson 853, an imprint on generic pills that contain acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate.

Schulenberg is no longer working for the health care system connected to the clinic, but the health care system won't say why and his attorney declined to comment.

Three more search warrants were executed.

Investigators said interviews with those present at Paisley Park when Prince was found - including Meron Bekure, Prince's assistant, and Johnson - gave contradictory statements about what had happened.

The specialist, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, couldn't get there immediately so he sent his son, Andrew Kornfeld, on an overnight flight to Minnesota.

April 16, 2016: Prince invites guests to a dance party at Paisley Park, where he plays "Chopsticks" on his new purple piano and shows off a metallic purple guitar. They have explored whether doctors illegally prescribed opioids that were meant to go to Prince and whether the fentanyl that killed him came from a black-market source online or on the street. Andrew Kornfeld told investigators that without his father's knowledge he brought a drug used to help with opioid addiction treatment, though it was never administered.


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