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Prince sought addiction help the day before he died

Prince
Prince (Image credit: Getty)

Prince’s representatives asked for help from a leading addiction doctor the day before his death.

The specialist, Dr Howard Kornfeld, couldn’t make it from his base in California to Prince’s Minnesota Paisley Park estate but sent his son Andrew instead.

Dr Kornfeld’s lawyer William Mauzy told reporters Prince’s team contacted the doctor on April 20. The star died on April 21, he was 57.

According to the BBC, Mauzy said Dr Kornfeld’s plan was for his son Andrew to stabilise Prince in Minnesota before flying him to California for treatment at Dr Kornfeld’s Recovery Without Walls rehab centre.

The lawyer added that neither Dr Kornfeld or Andrew – who is not a doctor – met Prince as he died before Andrew could see him.

An autopsy proved inconclusive and results from toxicology tests have not yet been returned. Investigators are looking into whether he died from an overdose and if he had been prescribed drugs in the lead-up to his death.

His name was Prince, and he was funky

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