Prince's Autopsy Completed, Results Will Take "Several Weeks"

People will finally find out what happened to the legendary singer

By Francesca Bacardi Apr 22, 2016 5:57 PMTags
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UPDATE: Prince's autopsy was completed at 1:00 p.m. CDT, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office confirmed. Results are pending. His body will be released to family.


Prince fans will eventually get an answer to the many mysterious questions surrounding his untimely death, but it's going to take a little while.

The Chief Medical Examiner for Midwest Medical Examiners Office, Dr. A. Quinn Strobl, began the autopsy on Prince Rogers Nelson Friday morning. But according to Martha Weaver, spokeswoman for the medical examiners office, the results will not be released for "several weeks."

"Dr. Strobl is performing the autopsy now," the Twitter page for the Midwest Medical Examiners Office shared Friday. "She is a board certified forensic, anatomic and clinical pathologist." It sounds like Prince is in safe hands.

The "Purple Rain" crooner was found dead at his Minnesota home, Paisley Park, Thursday. The examiners office said Thursday afternoon that the autopsy would be performed Friday. Fans of the late legendary singer were shocked to hear of the 57-year-old's passing, as it seem to come out of nowhere; however, Prince has experienced some ups and downs in recent months, especially with his health. 

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On April 7, the R&B star canceled two concerts because he wasn't feeling well. He rested for a little while before performing in what would be his final concert the next week in Atlanta. After his last performance on April 15, Prince flew back home to Minnesota, but his private plane had to make an emergency landing after he experienced a severe medical issue that required a hospital's care. He left shortly after and flew back to Minnesota.

Although he was said to be battling the flu in recent weeks, Prince was in a great place the past few months, a source told E! News. "Prince was extremely happy and up beat about life and his music a few weeks ago. His energy was high and he was feeling healthy," the insider shared. "He was an extremely private guy and had a few very close friends that he shared things with."

He was feeling so well, in fact, that he was looking forward to getting a jump on some new work. "He had a few key projects that were in the works and was feeling great about executing them soon," the source continued. "He was working on new music as well."

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