A murder probe has been launched into the death of singer Prince by the police in Minneapolis, USA. Police are looking for doctors or ‘handlers’ who treated the singer, as friends fear he may have been on over-prescribed drugs, reports dailystar.co.uk.
“A crack team has been assigned with learning minute by minute what Prince was doing during his final days. But the investigation will also look into his activities over the last two years,” a police source said.
As the Purple rain hitmaker’s family gathered at his home for a memorial 24 hours after his private cremation, his brother-in-law told how the singer had not slept for six and a half days before he was found dead in a lift.
“I was with him just last weekend. He worked 154 hours straight. He was a good brother-in-law,” Prince’s brother-in-law Maurice Phillips said.
Prince was found dead at his home at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21. The police have discovered a number of prescription drugs there. According to authorities, his death is not attributable to suicide or obvious trauma.
Meanwhile, the late singer’s Paisley Park estate will be converted into a museum, a lasting memorial for his fans to remember the music legend, reports etonline.com.
“We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory. It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans, this would remember his music, which is his legacy. Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered,” The Sun newspaper quoted Prince’s brother-in-law Maurice Phillips as saying.
The singer’s collaborator and former lover Sheila E shared that he had already begun work on a preservation project before he died.
“We’re hoping to make Paisley what Prince wanted it to be. He was working on it being a museum. He’s been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle. There’s a hallway of his awards and things, which he really didn’t care about too much, but he displayed it for the fans because he knows that they would want to see it,” Shiela said.