Prince Had Percocet in His System at Time of Death
The singer’s autopsy is beginning to provide some answers surrounded the circumstances of his untimely death.
On Thursday (May. 5, 2016), Minneapolis Star Tribune and KSTP-TV reported sources close to the investigation revealed the painkiller Percocet was found in Prince’s system during the autopsy.
Prince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials.
A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner’s office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports.
The cause of Prince’s death remained undetermined. The medical examiner’s office said in late April the autopsy and toxicology results could take weeks.
The news reports came after federal authorities said on Wednesday they were joining the investigation into Prince’s death.