Prosecutors will not file charges in overdose death of musician Prince

Prince's Death: No Criminal Charges Filed in Case Over Legendary Singer's Passing

Prince's Death: No Criminal Charges Filed in Case Over Legendary Singer's Passing

Prince did not have a prescription for fentanyl.

Kim Berry, Prince's hairstylist, said she was surprised that no criminal charges were filed in the case.

In a strangely timed announcement ahead of Metz's news conference, the Prince estate released and archival recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U" from 1984, along with footage of Prince rehearsing the track. "After all, Prince somehow did come into possession of the pills and the pills had to come from some source". Shortly after his death, it was confirmed that he died from an opioid overdose.

Prince's death shocked that the world and led to some battle one of his siblings and half siblings above who inherit his estate believed to be worth hundreds of millions of bucks within new music legal rights and records. The settlement includes a $30,000 fine and monitoring under a two-year agreement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. "However, we have no direct evidence a specific person provided the Fentanyl to Prince", Metz explained.

Documents from an investigation into Prince's death, made public previous year, revealed that controlled substances had been found hidden in vitamin bottles throughout the Paisley Park complex.

After returning to Minnesota, Prince had began to show symptoms of withdrawal from narcotics.

CVS Pharmacy bottle in the name of Kirk Johnson containing ondasentron HCl, an anti-nausea medication typically prescribed to chemotherapy patients.

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Authorities say Schulenberg prescribed oxycodone for Prince, again under Johnson's name. Schulenberg's attorney has disputed that.

Highlighting the weekend is a concert event called PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen on Friday, April 20 at Target Center. A number of them were stamped with the same code as Vicodin but tested positive for Fentanyl. The doctor sent his son, Andrew, to Minnesota that night, and the younger Kornfeld was among those who found Prince's body.

In all, Metz said nobody associated with Prince - including Schulenberg, Johnson and the pop star himself - likely knew Prince was taking tainted medication. Now, Minnesota prosecutors are ready to release an official statement.

Prince died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. No one will be criminally charged.

Prosecutors had alleged that Schulenberg violated the Controlled Substance Act, which regulates the use of medical drugs.

On Thursday federal authorities did announce they had reached a settlement with Dr. Schulenberg in connection to that illegal prescription. No suspect emerged, he said, during the "painstaking and thorough" investigation by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, which was coordinated with "several federal, state and local agencies". It is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

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