According to TMZ, police are investigating a possible fatal mix of drugs as the music icon’s cause of death.
Although toxicology results have not yet been revealed, authorities have interest to see if the artist had a combination of Percocet and Buprenorphine in his system.
This could potentially explain why Prince’s doctor Michael Schulenberg and the son of California rehab Dr. Howard Kornfeld, Andrew Kornfeld, were both present when the 57-year-old passed.
Schulenberg says he went to Prince’s home to hand deliver test results, while Kornfeld says he was there to deliver Buprenorphine pills — which are used to treat opiate addiction — to the singer’s local doctor. Hmm… Coincidence?
The outlet reports that medical experts say combining Percocet and Buprenorphine can be deadly as both drugs suppress breathing and can create a “dangerous synergistic effect.”
If results show both drugs in the singer’s system, both doctors will be questioned again to get to the bottom of who should be held responsible.
We’ll let you know as soon as a toxicology report becomes available.
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