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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!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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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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Former Rolling Stone Writer Reveals Prince's Biggest Fear Was To 'Die Alone'

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What a sad revelation.

In an emotional piece for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, former Rolling Stone writer Neal Karlen divulged very personal details about his longtime friendship with Prince. The two first met when a then 25-year-old Neal conducted an in-depth interview with the singer decades ago.

Related: Prince's Chef Speaks Out!

Now Karlen is speaking out on the darker side of the legend, on everything from his alleged depression to loneliness. N.K. even went as far to claim that the 57-year-old's greatest fear was to die alone.

In his heartbreaking essay, Neal wrote:

"I just pray to God Prince was dead by the time he hit the floor. I just pray Prince wasn't cognizant, even for a mite of a moment, that he was dying alone in a nondescript elevator, in a Wonder Bread suburb of the city that was one day too late in telling him we loved him as much as he loved Minneapolis. Because there's one thing I'm positive I know about Prince. After knowing him in forever alternating cycles of greater, lesser and sometimes not-at-all friendship over the last 31 years: His biggest and perhaps only fear was dying alone."

Wow. It's an especially tragic detail considering it would appear the icon died alone in his Paisley Park mansion. Sadly, the elevator didn't have a phone and the musician was found without a cellphone at his time of death.

Elaborating on the intimate details about the artist's complicated life:

"I always told Prince I knew he really didn't consider me a friend, but as one of the few people in Minneapolis who was probably awake, like he always was, in the middle of the night, and was 'Willing and Able,' as my favorite song of his is titled, to talk about loneliness and death. The phone rings at 4:48 in the morning. ‘Hi, it's Prince,' says the wide-awake voice calling from a room several yards down the hallway of this London hotel. ‘Did I wake you up?' No, you jerk, you never woke me. Well, actually you did a couple times, but I was always happy to hear from you, even when you were so lonely and depressed you could barely speak."

So emotional. We had no idea the creative had such low points in life.

You can read Neal's full letter HERE.

[Image via Instagram/Neal Karlen.]

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