As the days after Prince’s untimely death march on, the world gets a better glimpse at what could have happened during his final days.
Several reports say he nearly overdosed on the painkiller Percocet six days before his death when his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Illinois following an Atlanta concert. It’s reported that the singer took the drug to ease his chronic hip pain following hip surgery six years ago. EMT’s administered the “save shot” to the singer, and allegedly, they left the hospital only three hours after arriving, ignoring doctor’s orders to stay 24-hours when his crew’s requests to get a private room wasn’t granted. He was found unresponsive in his Paisley Park home on Thursday, April 21st.
Now, the Associated Press and Us Weekly are reporting that his body has already been cremated and a small, intimate memorial service took place at his compound earlier today (April 23). Purple flower arrangements and catered food was seen being delivered to the late singer’s home before friends and family were seen arriving later on. Friends such as percussionist Sheila E. and bassist Larry Graham were among those seen entering his home for the ceremony.
The singer’s rep told Us Weekly in a statement: “A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye,” “Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private. We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time. The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy. An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration.”
An autopsy was performed on Friday (April 22), and the results are expected to be released in a few weeks.