The autopsy of Prince’s body has begun in Minnesota at 9AM on April 22.
The legendary musician died suddenly at his home in Minnesota on April 21 at the aged of 57.
Prince Nelson Rogers was found collapsed in a lift at the premises outside Minneapolis, which doubled as his music studio. According to a transcript of a 9.43am emergency call released on April 22, an unidentified male caller said he was dead and replied: “Yes, it’s Prince” when asked if he was with the person. Prince was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.07AM on April 21.
No details were released as medical examiner’s office said it could take days to determine cause of death and weeks to receive results of toxicology test.
A wave of tributes has swept around the world for Prince who sold more than 100 million records.
Fans gathered across America to dance and sing along to the musician’s hits.
Illuminated buildings from Las Vegas to Melbourne, Australia, turned purple – the color with which he was associated since the release of his album Purple Rain.
Prince’s innovative music spanned rock, funk and jazz, and he was at his peak in the 1980s with albums like Purple Rain, 1999 and Sign O’ The Times.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota said an examination would be conducted on April 22 but warned it could be days or weeks before any findings were released.
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