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Prince Reportedly Died One Day Ahead Of Scheduled Meeting With Drug Addiction Doctor

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Get the latest details surrounding Prince's tragic passing.

Nearly two weeks after Prince's tragic passing, a new report has come out claiming that the iconic singer passed away just one day before his scheduled meeting with a drug addiction doctor.

As we've previously reported, the Purple Rain artist may have been addicted to Percocet even before his hip surgery back in 2010.

Related: Judge Solidifies The Appointee Of Prince's Estate

According to the Star Tribune, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, who specializes in opioid addiction treatment, was called by Prince's reps on April 20 to fly out to Minneapolis for "a grave medical emergency," as stated by Kornfeld's attorney, William Mauzy.

Though he couldn't fly over until two days later, Dr. Kornfeld sent his son, Andrew, on a flight to Paisley Park that night to explain the treatment plan, and as Mauzy revealed:

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Prince's Former Assistant Claims He Didn't Take Pills & Was Very 'Healthy'

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At least one of Prince's confidantes isn't adding to the overdose rumors!

According to one of the singer's former assistants Mariah Brown, he didn't take any pills and he was in great shape prior to his April 21 death. The employee worked with the 57-year-old up until last year.

Related: An Alleged Half Sister Of Prince Comes Forward!

Speaking on the creative's physical state when she knew him, Mariah revealed:

"He was a very, very healthy person. … That man has more energy than me, and anyone I know. The whole death didn't make sense to me. … He never came across as sick, or anything like that. "

Wow. This is such confusing info considering all other reports suggest the artist was addicted to Percocet for years.

Not only does M.B. describe working for the artist as "magical", but she also has a strong message for the haters:

"It's like people are coming out just to try and throw dirt on his name. It's sad. Let that man rest in peace. "

Well, we hope despite all the drama, Prince's amazing legacy will be preserved. The legend definitely deserves it.

[Image via Instagram.]

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Radio Stations Come Together To Pay Nationwide Tribute To Prince With Specially Timed Broadcast!

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On Wednesday at 6:07 p.m. EST, radio stations around the country will honor Prince together by simultaneously playing Nothing Compares 2 U.

The idea began at KCMP 89.3 in the Purple One's home town of Minneapolis.

Related: Prince Left Enough Music Behind To Release A New Album… Every Year For The Next Century!

Director Jim McGuinn says "The Current" asked fellow stations to join them in playing the Prince-written song — turned into a smash hit by Sinead O'Connor — to "honor the man we called our friend," saying:

"Like no artist in our lifetimes, Prince united people with his music. Black, white, young, old, rich, poor, he cut across all boundaries with music that touched on rock, funk, soul, pop, R&B, new wave and jazz, and the world responded."

Nothing Compares 2 U begins with the lament, "It's been 7 hours and 13 days since you took your love away" (Sinead's version is 15 days); 6:07 on May 4 will mark exactly 7 hours and 13 days since Prince's April 21 passing.

WFUV New York, WXPN Philadelphia, and KEXP Seattle are among the stations that have already agreed to join in.

You can ask your local station to participate in the tribute as well!

[Image via AP Images.]

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A New Woman Is Claiming To Be Prince's Half Sister… And Wants A Chunk Of His Fortune!

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One woman claims she was related to Prince, even though she hasn't been listed as one of his heirs.

Darcell Gresham Johnston has filed legal documents alleging that she's the musician's half sister, even asking for a piece of the superstar's estate.

Since the late legend didn't leave a will before his tragic passing, Minnesota state law declares that his vast fortune will be split between his surviving heirs — AKA his only full sibling and five half siblings.

Related: Prince's Half Brother Shares His Heartbreak

However, Miz Johnston isn't one of these six siblings, meaning no one knew she was supposedly related to the rocker.

But sources are saying that this new woman is actually the icon's long-lost half sister, and that she and the artist have different fathers but share the same mother.

In fact, insiders allege that family members didn't even know Darcell existed until a few days ago.

As the administrator of the singer's estate, Bremer Trust will look into the claim, but the court will have the final say on its legitimacy.

Do U believe her, Perezcious readers? Or do you think she's just looking for some quick cash? Let us know in the comments!

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Sinead O'Connor Publicly Accuses Arsenio Hall Of Supplying Prince With Drugs

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Wow, this is one serious accusation.

While we had thought Sinead O'Connor disbanded her Facebook after she was admitted to the hospital for attempted suicide, apparently this is not the case. Not only is O'Connor back on social media in full force, but now, she's accusing Arsenio Hall of being Prince's drug mule.

Related: Sinéad Makes A Plea To Her Kids

Well, Sinead was never one to hold back!

In her accusatory message, O'Connor makes the claim that Arsenio (who is a comedian), of supplying the Purple Rain singer drugs in addition to "spiking" her drink back years ago at Eddie Murphy's house. The icon also goes on to claim that Hall is Eddie's "b*tch" which we suppose can be left open for interpretation.

Take a look at the troubled star's explosive message (below)!

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Newly Released Police Documents May Have Just Confirmed Prince's Drug Addiction — & An Heir To The Singer's Fortune

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Prince may have been addicted to more than just Percocet.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that someone made a call to the Carver County Sheriff's Department several years ago because they were concerned about the Purple Rain singer's cocaine habits. WHAT?

According to TMZ, the newly released records show that the call was placed by a woman on June 20, 2011 who shared that Prince had told her in Germany a year prior that he could not "control his habit." Wow.

Related: A Judge Solidifies The Appointee Of Prince's Estate

Apparently, the cops discussed the concerning phone call amongst themselves and informed the woman that they had decided

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A Judge Solidifies The Appointee Of Prince's Estate

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Well, this is a start!

On Monday, a judge in Minnesota confirmed the appointee of Prince's massive estate. The legal move is the first of many steps that will have to be taken before the singer's fortune can be fairly disseminated amongst his siblings.

Related: Prince Leaves Behind A TON of Music!

The singer's only full-blooded sister, Tyka Nelson, made the move last week to have Bremer Trust handle the singer's financial affairs after it was revealed he didn't leave a will. Considering Bremer Trust has dealt with the icon's accounts before, it makes sense they'd be the one to take care of his money until an executor is approved.

News of the confirmation comes on the heels of rumored fighting between Tyka and the rest of Prince's half-siblings including Alfred Jackson. Apparently Nelson didn't invite Alfred to the legend's memorial service, which was very hurtful to him. The other family members also believe that T.N. is trying to score a larger portion of the Purple Rain singer's estate.

At the hearing today, rumors of tension were seemingly confirmed when Tyka chose to sit separately from her four other siblings in attendance. The estranged sis also didn't take the opportunity to talk to her other family members.

Despite alleged disagreements, Alfred's lawyer said of the hearing:

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