On Friday morning (Apr. 22), medical officials in Ramsey, Minn., announced that they planned to conduct a full autopsy on Prince after the iconic musician was found unresponsive in his Paisley Park estate on Thursday (Apr. 21).
Although the autopsy process has been complete, reports surfaced that concrete knowledge of Prince’s cause of death could take an extended amount of time to be determined. “Gathering the results will take several days and the results of a full toxicology scan could likely take weeks,” a statement from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office reads.
Investigators also revealed that after conducting the autopsy procedure, no signs of trauma or suicide was a factor in Prince’s sudden and untimely passing, CNN states. But another report appeared on TMZ unveiling a week before Prince’s show in Atlanta, Ga., he was treated for overdosing on the painkiller Percocet, which he was reportedly taking for a hip injury.
Details on the tragic matter are still forthcoming. Watch the full press conference below.
Sheriff on Prince investigation: “No reason to believe, at this point, that this was a suicide.” https://t.co/ZN7XpGZemM
— ABC News (@ABC) April 22, 2016