Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. in Feb. 2007

An autopsy found Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin.

Investigative files released as prosecutors closed their probe into Prince's death show that his closest confidants had grown increasingly anxious about his health in the days before he died — and that they tried to get him help.

Before that visit, text messages from Johnson's phone revealed that he'd written to Michael T. Schulenberg, Prince's doctor, saying: "Prince is asking for fluids". And unfortunately, there will be no criminal charges in the iconic musician's 2016 death by overdose.


Legal documents unsealed past year revealed that the musician had medication prescribed to him under the name of his bodyguard, Kirk Johnson.

Images just released show Paisley Park as a colorful, eclectic space that was the beloved home of Prince, where the superstar had relaxed, recorded music and threw parties.

Carver County Attorney Mark Metz has been reviewing the findings of the local sheriff's office into the death of the 57-year-old star, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson.


"Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him", Metz said. The "Purple Rain" singer was under the impression that he was taking Vicodin but was actually taking counterfeit pills that were laced with fentanyl.

He will also be monitored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

During Thursday's press conference, Metz said that Schulenberg had reached a civil settlement with federal authorities for providing the prescription.


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