Prince's Cause of Death Confirmed (UPDATED)
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Prince's Cause of Death Confirmed (UPDATED)

Nick Roushover 5 years


Article written by:Nick RoushNick Roush


[caption id="attachment_200468" align="alignnone" width="600"]Getty Images Getty Images[/caption] A law enforcement official has revealed to the AP that Prince died of an apparent opioid drug overdose. Prince was never perceived as a "drug guy," just a "cool guy."  Even though there was evidence that he was either sick or looking for substance abuse help near the time of his death, I don't think anybody wanted to hear that he died from an overdose. The way Prince died shouldn't change the way we think about his life and legacy, but will it? UPDATE (2:40) After earlier reports began circulating, the Minnesota medical examiner released an official report: Prince died of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

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