Prince’s Initial Autopsy Is Complete, and His Body Is Being Returned to His Family

Prince At The Palladium NYC

After spending four hours in the examination room, Prince’s body will be released to his family later today. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office completed the autopsy at 1 p.m. Friday on the 57-year-old singer, who died Thursday, in order to determine the cause of his death. The full report, including toxicology studies, will take several weeks, according to the examiner’s office. In a news conference today, authorities confirmed that Prince was last seen at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. There were no signs of trauma, and the police do not suspect a suicide. In the wake of his death, some reports have indicated that Prince’s emergency plane landing last week was brought on by the use or overuse of Percocet, a painkiller. The examiner’s office intends to collect relevant information about his family, medical, and social history before the results are released.

Prince’s Autopsy Is Complete