News Update!!: Chanhassen, MN: Latest Information: Death of Singer Prince.


News Update!!: Chanhassen, MN: Latest Information: Death of Singer Prince.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the death of Singer Prince.

** As of 3:12pm CT (1:12pm PT) on Friday, April 22nd, 2016: **


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A press conference was held at 3:00pm CT on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 regarding the death of Prince.

According to the Midwest Medical Examiners Office, the autopsy on Prince Rogers Nelson began at 9:00am CT on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 on behalf of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and was completed by 1:00pm CT on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.

Prince’s body was released to his family in the afternoon on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson told the news media that Prince as a good neighbor to Carver County and they will honor his privacy.

According to the Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, “No obvious signs of trauma on Prince’s body.”

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson told the news media that crime lab processing of scene is not unusual in unattended death and the investigation is ongoing.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson told the news media that the results from autopsy may take several weeks.

According to the Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, “No reason to believe at this point, that this was a suicide.”

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson then told the news media that there was no previous calls for service at Paisley Park for Prince in the past year.

According to the Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, “Prince was alone when he was found unresponsive.”

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson then told the news media that we won’t reveal what medications, if any, were removed from Paisley Park after Prince died.

Prince was on the first floor of Paisley Park when found unresponsive.

According to Midwest Medical Examiner Office Spokesperson Martha Weaver, a preliminary cause of death for Prince is “pending”.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson then told the news media that Audubon Road outside Paisley Park will be closed until at least Monday, April 25th, 2016.

According to the Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, “Prince is a very private person and I don’t think that would be unusual for him to be (at Paisley Park) by himself.”

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson then told the news media that the public and the news media be respectful to the privacy of Prince’s family and friends.

On Friday, April 22nd, 2016, the transcript of the 911 call made that day was released to the news media.


** Transcript from the Carver County Sheriff Office: **

As the investigation continues into the death of Prince, people across the country and around the globe continued to pay respect and tribute to Prince.


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People paid their respect to Prince outside Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota dropping off flowers, balloons, and messages showing how much they will miss Prince.


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Other tributes to Prince happened last night; from a large gathering, to cities around doing purple light tributes on landmarks and bridges, and playing his music videos on MTV and BET Networks; many people are deeply sadden that the singer is gone.


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Singer Prince died on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Prince’s publicist confirmed the pop music superstar’s death.

In a statement, Prince’s Publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said, “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer. Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

Deputies from the Carver County Sheriff Office responded to Paisley Park at 9:43am CT on the report of a medical situation.

According to the Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, Carver County Sheriff Office, deputies found Prince unresponsive in an elevator. Medical personnel tried C.P.R., but couldn’t revive him. Prince was pronounced dead at 10:07am CT.

Prince was 57 year old.


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Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on Saturday, June 7th, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Prince hits included, “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Purple Rain.”

Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling artists of all time.

Prince won 7 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award.

Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Rolling Stone has ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.


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Fans are reportedly gathering in front of the Paisley Park as a rainbow is seen over Paisley Park.

Celebrities reacted to Prince’s passing on Twitter.

We’ve just lost an incredible talent! So sorry to hear about #Prince we will always love your music forever and ever! #RIPPrince,” tweeted La Toya Jackson.

“Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real,” tweeted Justin Timberlake.

“I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories, I will miss him. #Prince,” tweeted Lionel Richie.

“Prince….there’s no way,” tweeted Zendaya.

“Omg….. RIP Prince….,” tweeted Demi Lovato.

“#RIPPrince. The world lost a true legend and visionary,” tweeted Lady Gaga.

“I can’t believe #Prince has passed. This is horrible news. #ripprince so sad :( :(,” tweeted Hilary Duff.

“We will always remember the legend that is Prince!,” tweeted Ashley Benson.

“So sad to hear about #Prince. I honestly can’t believe it….. 💔,” tweeted Ashley Tisdale French.

“Saddened to hear about @prince. I interviewed him in 1999. He was a pure delight!,” tweeted Larry King.

United States of America President Barack Obama reacted to Prince’s passing on Facebook.

“Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer. “A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him,” wrote United States of America President Barack Obama.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the Prince’s family and friends. **

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