Prince Death Update: Singer Dead For 6 Hours Prior To Discovery? Battle Over His Estate Gets ‘Messier’

Prince Death Update: Singer Dead For 6 Hours Prior To Discovery? Battle Over His Estate Gets ‘Messier’
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The latest update about Prince’s death suggested that he could have been dead for at least six hours already before he was discovered inside an elevator of on April 21.


According to Minneapolis Star Tribune, the pieces of information that have been coming out have drawn a picture of the circumstances that happened prior to his final hours.

One important detail that has been discovered lately was the call to New York City which one of Prince’s staff made at 6 a.m. of April 20 upon observing that the then 57-year-old multi-awarded musician “grew increasingly agitated” after his emergency treatment for an opioid overdose on April 15.

As narrated by some sources, the staff of the rock icon was calling Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, the famous environmentalist and labor activist who was backing up Prince to recover his rights over his early catalog of songs from Warner Bros.

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The activist from San Francisco Bay Area, according to the report, then called up pain and addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld to seek his help “to get the musician off prescription painkillers.”

Per investigation, her call might have been made less than12 hours prior to the discovery of Prince’s dead body.

When reached out for comments, Ellis-Lamkins reportedly said, “I cared deeply about him, and I am not ready to speak publicly.”

“I also know how much he valued his privacy and want to respect his wishes,” she further said via e-mail.

While autopsy and toxicology results are not yet available, it can be noted that Prince was treated for withdrawal symptoms from opioid addiction two weeks before he was found dead in his home at Paisley Park.

In the meantime, Radar Online reported that the battle for the $300 million estate of Prince just got “messier” after a minor, who is allegedly his grandniece, was brought into the picture.

Accordingly, Wisconsin lawyer Michael B. Padden stated in his letter to the presiding judge in Minnesota that the girl “should be involved in the court proceedings splitting up Prince’s $300 million estate.”

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