Rumors Surround the Death of Prince-Unproven!

Rumors Surround the Death of Prince-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:
After music icon Prince died in April 2016 at the age of 57, rumors began swirling about his cause of death.
The Truth:
As the world mourned the death of music icon Prince, a number of unsubstantiated and unverified rumors about his cause of death began circulating.
Prince’s cause of death is unknown, and it’s likely to remain unknown until a Minnesota medical examiner can complete an autopsy, which could take weeks. There will be no way to verify what caused Prince’s death until an autopsy report is made public.
That hasn’t stopped people from speculating, however.
TMZ reported that Prince was treated for a drug overdose six days before his death:

Multiple sources in Moline tell us, Prince was rushed to a hospital and doctors gave him a “save shot” … typically administered to counteract the effects of an opiate.

Our sources further say doctors advised Prince to stay in the hospital for 24 hours. His people demanded a private room, and when they were told that wasn’t possible … Prince and co. decided to bail. The singer was released 3 hours after arriving and flew home.

We’re told when Prince left he “was not doing well.”

That report sparked rumors that Prince’s death days later could have been drug related. Then, a follow up TMZ report that the actor had visited a pharmacy four times in the days before his death, with an accompanying image him looking frail, fueled speculation that his death was somehow related to drug use:

Our sources tell us Prince had frequented the Walgreens for years — but last night, people at the store were concerned because he looked much more frail and nervous than usual.

As we previously reported, Prince’s team told the media he was suffering from the flu. It seemed odd, because his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois last Friday, just 48 minutes from his home.

Again, rumors that Prince died from a drug overdose are nothing more than speculation at this time.
The same is true for separate rumors that Prince was privately suffering from AIDS and that he died from complications of the disease. COED led the charge in fueling speculation that Prince’s died from AIDS:

The cause of death hasn’t been confirmed, but what we do know is that Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson) had been battling the flu for a couple of weeks. The flu by itself can be a dangerous illness, but it’s highly irregular for a fifty-seven-year-old man with millions of dollars and access to the best possible healthcare could die from the flu. Not impossible, just irregular.

However, Prince’s death could be easily explained if it was discovered that he had AIDS. Many fans of his believe that’s the case.

Reports that Prince died from AIDS , the flu or a drug overdose are nothing but speculation at this point. We’ll update this story when the medical examiner releases an autopsy report detailing his official cause of death.