He was an extremely popular,talented and private person till the end. But in the most heartwrenching, and almost pathetic of ways, Singer Prince died at the age of 57, alone in his Minnesota home.As it very often turns out, there was a lot of controversy and drama surrounding the untimely death of such a famous person. His legacy, the absence of a will, and above all, the ordeal of pinpointing Prince's cause of death, were all part of the turmoil that followed the tragedy.
New facts and a newly-discovered report has given a much clearer insight into what caused the demise of one of entertainment most iconic figures in April 2016.
According to a toxicology report obtained by the Associated Press from Prince’s autopsy, he had what the experts called an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl(a powerful drug)in his body at the time of his death. For those unfamiliar, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is said to be about 50 times more powerful than the killer drug heroin!
|Prince had extremely high levels of fentanyl in his system|
Almost two years ago, Prince was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park residence. Ever since, there has been a great deal of curiousity about how the drug played a role in the famed singer’s demise.
The reports that he had fentanyl in his system is not new, as that bit of information emerged a few weeks after his death. But the real news here are the reports of how much was in his system when he died, and if that was likely the main cause of death. It is.
Baffled Experts say the amount of the drug in his system was extremely high, even for someone suffering from chronic pain.
Here's a breakdown of the report's findings: He had 67.8 micrograms of fentanyl per liter in his system.
Most Fatalities caused by the drug have been in people with blood levels ranging anywhere from three to 58 micrograms per liter. His levels were way higher.
But believe it or not, that's not the worst part of the toxicology report. The notes also point out that the level of fentanyl in Prince's liver was 450 micrograms per kilogram. You have to understand that concentrations greater than 69 micrograms per kilogram in a person's liver will be seen as an overdose or fatal toxicity. He had 381 micrograms more than that in his liver at the time of death.
|Prince died from massive fentanyl overdose|
If you recall, during investigations into his death, police found several bottles of different pills all over his residence.
There are reports that Prince visited a pharmacy near his home just hours before he died, but the origin of all those drugs found in his house is yet to be determined by investigators.