Report: Percocet Found In Prince System, Link To Death Unknown

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Prince autopsy reportedly shows that the prescription painkiller Percocet was found in his system, but it is not clear yet if that caused his death.

On Thursday, a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, says that a source close to the investigation told them that the legendary singer’s autopsy results show that the opioid was present in his body when he died, but stressed to them that they do not know yet if it contributed to his death.

The singer also reportedly had a “dangerously low red blood cell count,” which would support the story that he had been fighting a an illness, according to a local ABC news station in Minneapolis.

Prince was found dead in his home on April 21st. According to reports prescription painkillers were found in his possession when he died and in his home.

An autopsy has been conducted, but cause of death has not been released. Authorities say it could take several week before the toxicology reports are complete.

As previously reported, a representative for Prince had made an appointment for the singer to speak to a doctor out of California that specializes in treatment for opioid addiction. He was to meet with the doctor’s son to talk about treatment, the day he was found dead in his Paisley Park home.