Finding overdose killed Prince just the beginning of probe
MINNEAPOLIS — Word from authorities that Prince died of an overdose of a powerful opioid is far from the end of the investigation. In some ways, it’s just the beginning.
In the coming months, investigators will try to determine whether the singer had a prescription for the fentanyl or whether it was supplied illegally. If it’s the latter, someone could face criminal charges carrying years, even decades in prison.
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A one-page report released Thursday by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office says Prince administered the drug himself. It said the death investigation is complete and had no further comment.
Prince was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate.
Confirmation Prince died of an opioid overdose was first reported by The Associated Press. The autopsy report was released hours later.
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