Music legend Prince was declared dead on Thursday morning at the age of 57 and the coroner’s office is set to conduct an autopsy on his body on Friday.
The singer’s body is currently in the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minnesota for examination, according to ET Online.
The pop icon, who is Prince Rogers Nelson in real life, passed away after he collapsed at an elevator in his Paisley Park Studio in Chanhassen.
Police officers from the Carver County Sheriff’s Department received a call and responded at 9:41 a.m. They arrived at the scene and saw “an unresponsive adult male in the elevator.”
Paramedics also at the scene tried to administer CPR but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.
Entertainment news website TMZ had reported receiving information from multiple sources that Prince was treated for a drug overdose on Friday.
The singer’s private jet made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois. Representatives of the singer said at that time he was experiencing the flu.
However, the website stated that Prince was actually sent to the hospital where doctors had administered on him a “save shot” which neutralizes opiate effects.
The doctors had also advised the singer to remain confined in the hospital for 24 hours but decided to leave when the hospital said that a private room would be impossible. The website was also told that Prince was not doing well after they left.
Fifteen hours before he was discovered dead, the singer was spotted leaving a pharmacy in Walgreens, where he was photographed with friends and employees looking “frail.” Reports say it was the third time he visited the pharmacy that week.
Prince’s death has devastated many celebrities in the world of entertainment, with the likes of U.S. President Barack Obama, Madonna, Boy George and many others taking to their respective social media accounts to pay tribute.