Legendary pop singer Prince has passed away at the young at of 57.
It was reported last week by TMZ that Prince was sick with the flu. He canceled two shows on April 7 but on Thursday, April 14, he did a show in Atlanta, Georgia. Even though he was still sick, Prince pushed through his performance and later boarded his private jet. That same night, the jet made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois because Prince’s illness was getting worse. He went to the hospital and was discharged within hours and sent home.
On Saturday night around midnight or so, the singer popped up at a $10 dance party at Paisley Park compound, where he stayed at. Prince wanted to assure fans that he was indeed alive. He showed off his guitar and piano skills. He told the audience “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.”
Sadly it was announced this morning that the singer was found unresponsive at his residence at Paisley Park. He would have been 58 years old on June 7. Rest in Peace!
Now this is what I think is sketchy, how is it that he three celebrities have died in the span of 3 days? We’ve got Doris Roberts, from Everybody Loves Raymond, who passed away Sunday April 17 in her sleep at the age of 90. Then WWE Wrestler Chyna died yesterday Wednesdat April 20 of a “possible overdose” according to TMZ.
I always heard that death come in threes but man, thee deaths are days apart. May all these celebrities rest I peace.
UPDATE: TMZ reported LIVE on their Facebook page at 7:06p that last week when Prince’s jet took the emergency landing in Moline, Illinois and taken to the hospital, he was being treated for a drug overdose (THE DRUG IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME). The doctor there gave him a “save shot” which is a shot that calms you down from the side effects of the drug that you took. Prince was suppose to stay in the hospital for 24 hours and he would have under one condition and that was if he got a private room. There weren’t any private rooms in the hospital so he left. TMZ confirmed their information with multiple sources, so they say. A toxicology report will be performed but it will take two weeks for the results to come back
I will keep you updated and I find out more information.
UPDATE: April 22, 2016: TMZ has confirmed with the hospital in Moline, Illinois that the drug Prince overdosed on, when his jet had to take the emergency landing, was Percoet. So there could have been a painkiller issue related to his death. There is m0re information to come.
Sources: TMZ.com; fox2news.com
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Chyna photo credit: ktrs.com
Doris Roberts photo credit: intouchweekly.com