Prince Death Date: April 21, 2016
- Date of birth: June 7, 1958
- Place of birth: Minneapolis, MN (United States)
- Date of death: April 21, 2016 (aged 57)
- Place of death: Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN (United States)
- Cause of death: accidental overdose of fentanyl
When did Prince die?
Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who created an iconic musical legacy that will be remembered for generations to come, sadly passed away on April 21st, 2016. The international superstar had a career spanning four decades and was widely known for hits such as When Doves Cry, Kiss, Purple Rain, and Raspberry Beret. Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota and pronounced dead shortly after being discovered by police.
The cause of death has been determined to be an accidental overdose of fentanyl – a powerful synthetic opioid painkiller that is around 50 times more potent than heroin. Prince had been struggling with hip pain due to years of performing every night on stage and was prescribed opioids by a local doctor to help manage the pain. Prince was aware of the risks associated with opioid use and had even spoken out against over-prescribing of opioids in an interview shortly before his death.
Prince left a lasting legacy that will be remembered for years to come, influencing an entire generation of musicians and inspiring millions around the world through his music. Rest in peace, Prince.
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