Prince’s ‘overdose’: Pop superstar, 57, had to make emergency landing in his private jet and be given a ‘save shot’ six days before his death, but refused to stay in hospital because he couldn’t get a private room


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Prince was seen walking out of a Walgreens pharmacy near his Minnesota estate just 15 hours before he was pronounced dead on Thursday

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Riding on: Prince was seen riding a bicycle outside his estate in this picture posted on Instagram on Sunday

  • Prince was treated for an overdose just six days before he was found dead in his Minnesota estate, sources say

  • Prince’s private plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, so he could be rushed to hospital

  • Though representatives said he was battling the flu, sources said that doctors gave him a ‘save shot’, which is usually administered to counteract opiate effects

  • Though he was advised to stay overnight, he left after three hours because he wasn’t able to get a private room 

  • The 57-year-old music icon was then seen on Wednesday at a Walgreens pharmacy looking ‘frail and nervous’  

  • He died aged 57 at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on Thursday after being found unresponsive in an elevator

  • Paramedics and police were called and tried to revive him with CPR but he was pronounced dead at 10.10am 

  • His cause of death is not known but a 911 dispatcher briefed an incoming paramedic: ‘Male down, not breathing’ 

  • Music icon appeared at a gig on Saturday and told fans: ‘Wait a few days before you waste any prayers’

  • Legendary singer and songwriter sold more than 100million records in his sparkling 40-year music career 

  • Prince was known for his sexually charged lyrics and was romantically linked to a number of male and female stars

  • President Obama joined stars including Madonna, Boy George, Mariah Carey and Ronnie Wood in paying tribute 

  • See more news on Prince’s tragic death at www.dailymail.co.uk/prince 

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FULL TRANSCRIPT OF HARROWING 911 CALL MADE FROM PRINCE'S ESTATE

Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?

Unidentified male: Hi there, um, what’s the address here? Yeah we need an ambulance right now.

D: Okay.

UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

D: Okay, what’s the address?

UM: Um, we’re at Prince’s house.

D: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yeah, yeah, okay, hold on.

D: Okay, your cell phone’s not going to tell me where you’re at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yeah, we have um, yeah, we have um, so yeah, um, the person is dead here.

D: Okay, get me the address please.

UM: Okay, okay, I’m working on it.

D: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught.

D: I understand that they are distraught, but…

UM: I’m working on it, I’m working on it.

D: Okay, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don’t know, I don’t know.

D: Okay.

UM: Um, so we’re, we’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.

D: You’re in Minneapolis?

UM: Yeah, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

D: You’re sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That’s correct.

D: Okay, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yeah, um, I’m so sorry I need, I need the address here?

Unidentified female: 7801

UM: 7801

D: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.

D: You’re at Paisley Park, okay, that’s in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who’s…

UM: Yes, it’s Prince.

D: Okay.

UM: The person.

D: Okay, stay on the line with me.

UM: Okay.

(Phone ringing)

Ambulance dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.

D: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.

AD: Paisley Park Studios, okay.

D: 7801 Audubon Road.

AD: Okay.

D: We have a person down, not breathing.

AD: Down, not breathing.

D: Yup.

UM: He’s, he’s…

D: We’re going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal.




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LAST DAY OF PRINCE

Thursday, April 14: Prince performs in Atlanta and appears to be fine.
Friday, April 15: Prince's private plane makes an emergency landing at Moline, Illinois, and he is taken to hospital for 'flu symptoms'. He is released after three hours of treatment.

Saturday, April 16: Prince goes to a party in Minnesota to give 'proof' he is still alive. 'Wait a few days before you waste any prayers,' he tells fans.

Sunday, April 17: Prince is seen riding a bicycle outside his apartment.

Wednesday, April 20: Prince is seen looking 'frail and nervous' at a Walgreen's store near his estate at around 7pm. It is his fourth visit to the pharmacy this week.

Thursday, April 21: Prince is found unresponsive in an elevator inside his compound at 9.43am. He is pronounced dead at 10.07am.


Singer Prince has died at age 57, according to his publicist.

 

CNN)Prince, who pioneered “the Minneapolis sound” and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, died Thursday at age 57.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” said his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure.
Earlier Thursday, police said they were investigating a death at the Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
A massive outpouring of grief followed on social media. Some are saying the icon’s death “is what it sounds like when doves cry,” a reference to his monster hit from 1984. Fans rushed to record stores to pick up vinyl and other Prince memorabilia.
Kaleena Zanders went to Amoeba Music in Los Angeles to buy a vinyl edition of Prince’s iconic album “Purple Rain” on Thursday. She cried in the car as she drove there.
“Prince means the future, because he’s changed music, everyone in music, he’s influenced every person, and I believe that he represents our future, and it kind of died with him in a way.”
Samuel L. Jackson

‎@SamuelLJackson

I’m Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.

Just this month, Prince made news, but it wasn’t for his music. He said he wasn’t feeling well, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and canceled a concert date at the Fox Theater in the Georgia city.
Some days later, he took the stage in Atlanta to perform in a 80-minute set, unusually short for him. The stage was engulfed in lavender smoke. It was just Prince at his piano. He played his classic songs but kept the mood light and fun — at one point showing off his skills with a version of the Peanuts theme song.
After the performance, the singer’s plane made an emergency landing, Noel-Schure told CNN. At the time she said, “He is fine and at home.”
The singer’s fame never waned through the decades, but he was considered synonymous with the 1980s. His fame reached a fever pitch with the 1984 film “Purple Rain,” about an aspiring musician, his troubled home life and a budding romance.
He was a prolific musician. Between 1985 and 1992 he released eight albums, one per year, including the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s “Batman.” He starred in two more movies during that era — “Under the Cherry Moon” and “Graffiti Bridge.” He also put out a concert film. “Sign ‘o’ the Times” hits theaters in 1987.
He infamously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in the 1990s during a dispute with his record label, Warner Bros. He started to become known then as the “Artist Formerly Known as Prince.”
In 2000 when the singer’s publishing contract with the company expired, he reclaimed the name Prince.
Prince won seven Grammy Awards and earned 30 nominations. Five of his singles topped the charts and 14 other songs hit the Top 10. He won an Oscar for best original song score for “Purple Rain.”

KATY PERRY ‎@katyperry

And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic ✨ Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much…

Prince left his imprint on so many aspects of popular culture — from movies to sports to politics. As the Minnesota Vikings prepped to take on the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 NFC championship game, Prince wrote a fight song, “Purple and Gold,” to inspire his home team. The Vikings lost. He was the halftime performer at the Super Bowl in 2007.

Last year, while addressing the unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Prince released the song “Baltimore.” He performed at a benefit concert in the city and gave a portion of the proceeds to youth groups there.

Source: Singer Prince dies at 57 – CNN.com

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