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Prince Sources Confirm Painkiller Addiction As Feds Are Reportedly Investigating — Get The Scoop!

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It has now been one week since Prince tragically lost his life and we still can't believe it.

While there has been plenty to talk about in the wake of the singer's death, one of the more controversial topics surrounding the death has been the circumstances in which he died and whether or not painkillers were involved.

Before Prince's passing, he was involved in an incident where his plane had to make an emergency landing and the legendary rock star was allegedly treated for a drug overdose. In fact, it was later reported that the Grammy winner OD'd on the painkiller Percocet!

Related: Judge Confirms Prince Didn't Have A Will!

Since then, there has been a lot of conflicting reports as people have taken different sides about the rumored overdose, but now there are more sources linked to the rocker's family that have come forward! The insiders told TMZ that

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Prince Reportedly Found With Prescription Drugs At The Time Of His Death

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It turns out prescription drugs were found at Prince's home when he died.

On Wednesday, law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS news that there were prescription drugs in the artist's possession and at his Paisley Park abode at the time of his death.

Entertainment Tonight says the insider also explained that the local sheriff's office has reached out to the Drug Enforcement Administration for help with the investigation.

Related: Judge Confirms Prince Didn't Have A Will

Authorities have previously stayed silent about anything found or taken from the scene, and we won't know for sure what caused the musician's passing until his autopsy results come back.

However, previous reports have suggested that the performer has struggled with drugs in the days leading up to his untimely death.

Only a week before he was found collapsed in an elevator,

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Judge Confirms Prince Didn't Have A Will — Here's What Happens Now!

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It's official. Prince did not have a will.

On Wednesday, a judge confirmed that the music icon did not have a last will and testament in place before he tragically passed last week.

Sources have said in the past that the 57-year-old probably didn't draft the legal document because he allegedly struggled with serious paranoia.

Related: Prince's Longtime Lawyer Slams Overdose Rumors

And as a result, the magistrate declared that all of the singer's assets will be distributed among all his siblings, who are his heirs according to Minnesota law.

While the artist's sister Tyka Nelson has filed papers to be the "special administrator" of the hitmaker's estate, the judge ruled that the late legend's bank, Bremer Trust, will serve as the administrator, at least for now.

However, Bremer will only hold the position for six months. After that, a personal representative can claim the title. So, Tyka could still have her chance in half a year.

If the songsmith's other relatives throw their hats in the ring, it could get complicated. And since the performer's brother, Omarr Baker, showed up in court for the hearing, it's possible Tyka's going to have some competition for the spot.

Very interesting.

[Image via WENN.]

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Prince Probably Didn't Set Up A Will Before His Death Because Of His Serious, Alleged Paranoia

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It's crazy to think that someone as successful as Prince, never set up a will!

However, it's since been reported that to those who knew the Purple Rain singer that fact is not so insane. Hmm, go on!

Related: Prince's First Music Teacher Remembers The 'Shy, Smart' Kid!

On Wednesday, it was revealed through TMZ that The Artist was known for keeping his finances and his business affairs a complete mess. Apparently, for the last five years it was nearly impossible to get the music icon to

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Maya Rudolph & D'Angelo Pay Tribute To Prince On The Tonight Show! Watch Them Poignantly Perform Sometimes It Snows In April!

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As we're still mourning the tragic death of Prince last week, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon continues to pay tribute to the music legend with heartfelt performances.

On Tuesday's show, D'Angelo took the stage with Prince cover band Princess – made up of Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum — for an emotional performance of Sometimes It Snows in April.

With the entire stage draped in purple lighting, D'Angelo played the keyboard as Rudolph and Lieberum sang the backup harmonies on the 1986 track.

Related: Prince's First Music Teacher Remembers The 'Shy, Smart' Kid!

During the song, the R&B star changed the original lyrics to send a special message to the late icon, singing:

"I often dream of heaven and I know that Prince is there."

Ch-ch-check out the touching tribute (below):

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Prince's First Music Teacher Remembers The 'Shy, Smart' Kid Who Was Always At The 'Band Room Door At 8 A.M. Sharp'!

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We can't believe it's almost been a week since we tragically lost Prince, but unsurprisingly, family, fans, and friends alike have continued to talk about how the late artist impacted them.

Well one person who remembers the Purple Rain singer VERY well is Jimmy Hamilton, Prince's first music teacher at Bryant Junior High!

Video: Jimmy Fallon & Ellen DeGeneres Pay Tribute To Prince!

Hamilton recently opened up to People about the "shy, smart" kid he taught piano to in the 1970s, saying:

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