Ricky Gervais and David Bowie were really good friends even until the rockstar's untimely end.
But as close as they were, the funnyman is now admitting he was totally caught off-guard to learn the late legend had passed away.
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The comedian told BBC's Radio 5 Live that he had no idea the rocker was sick, explaining that they had talked two weeks before the musician lost his battle with cancer:
"[His death] was a total surprise. I was emailing him two weeks before, so he must have known. He kept it from everyone."
In the year leading up to his death, the artist had discussed his diagnosis with very few people, including his producer and band members.
The Office alum applauded the star's decision to keep his sickness a secret, adding:
This is scary.
A man — who only wishes to be named as Doctor D — has come forward in Minnesota claiming that he is the late superstar Prince's drug dealer, and alleging that the Purple Rain singer had a very serious dependency on pain killers.
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Speaking to the Daily Mail, this 'Doctor D' alleges that for nearly 30 years, Prince was spending $40,000 every six months on a supply of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches — both opioid pain killers that are incredibly addictive.
Doctor D, who claims Prince bought from him between 1984 and 2008, said of his history with the legendary singer:
We all know that Kourtney Kardashian's body be bangin'!
But now, the brunette beauty is spilling secrets about what it takes to get — and maintain — her fit physique! The momma-of-three opened up to E! News about her rigorous regimen.
So, if you want to look fierce and flawless like the 37-year-old, pay close attention!
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The reality star explained that she's putting a TON of time in the gym in order to get cut, and says that time is really precious as a parent, telling:
"I think I take time for myself now to work out every day, which I never did—especially having three young kids. I just never made it a priority, and now it just makes me feel so much better—mentally and physically, just to really take that time."
And since Kourt is exercising so much, she says it helps to have Khloé Kardashian motivating her, adding:
It's always helpful to get a professional opinion.
In an EXCLUSIVE interview with the Chief Clinical Officer of Recovery Centers of America, Deni Carise, Ph.D, we got much needed info on Prince's reported drug overdose from opiates on April 15. Deni also defined exactly what a "save shot" is and revealed how it actually works. Considering the singer allegedly received a "save shot", this is particularly valuable info.
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While we have yet to confirm if drugs played a role in the icon's tragic death on Thursday, Carise gave us thorough explanations as to how the 57-year-old could have succumbed to an overdose that wasn't properly treated.
Take a look at the expert's take on Prince (below):
As one of the music industry's top executives, there's no doubt L.A. Reid had a close relationship with Prince.
As you're aware, the music icon was found dead in his Minnesota estate on Thursday morning. Although the exact cause of death remains unconfirmed, his reps maintain Prince was suffering from the flu. Other reports claim a potential drug overdose triggered his untimely passing. An autopsy is set to be conducted today.
The 59-year-old producer appeared on the Today show on Friday morning to mourn the loss of his beloved friend and collaborator.
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Reid told Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer that he is deeply shocked by the news — especially considering how healthy he had known the Purple Rain singer to be:
"The thing that really bothers me about it is the Prince I know was, like, super healthy. Vegan, wasn't an abuser of drugs, wasn't an abuser of alcohol, you know. He lived right, and he was clean. He looked young, he looked really healthy and vibrant. So the whole thing is really mysterious to me."
That is very strange!
He continued by remembering his talented friend:
Wow. We weren't expecting this.
According to TMZ, Prince allegedly suffered a drug overdose just days before his tragic passing on Thursday. The news comes on the heels of confusion about rumors that the singer died from flu complications.
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The dark revelation all goes back to the icon's emergency landing and hospital visit on April 15. While Prince's people argued that the legend was simply suffering from a sickness, sources at the medical facility argue he was administered a "save shot", which is a jargon for a drug antidote used in emergency situations.
While the 57-year-old was urged by doctors to stay a full 24 hours after the shot was administered, he and his team left the hospital because there wasn't a private room available. The musician returned home just 3 hours after checking into the facility.
To make matters worse, observers at the hospital say Prince was "not doing well" upon his departure.
Once authorities in Minnesota are able to get access to his medical records, they'll be able to better determine the cause of death.
We'll keep you updated as the case progresses.
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