Police question doctor who prescribed Prince drugs day before death

Late singer visited Dr Michael Todd Schulenberg twice in the weeks leading to death

The doctor who prescribed Prince medication the day before he died is being questioned by police, according to details of a search warrant.

Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota last month (April 21), aged 57. Although a cause of death has not yet been announced, police have confirmed that they are looking into the possibility that Prince died from an overdose of prescription drugs. It was recently alleged that the painkiller Percocet was found in Prince’s system during an autopsy.

The search warrant was filed last Thursday (May 5) but only made public this week, obtained by KSTP-TV and the Los Angeles Times. It states that Dr Michael Todd Schulenberg treated Prince on April 7 and April 20 and had prescribed him medication, although it does not specify what medications were prescribed or whether Prince actually consumed them.


Reports say that investigators interviewed Schulenberg and searched Minneapolis’ North Memorial Medical Center, where Schulenberg worked. A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed that Schulenberg had been a primary care physician at the clinic but no longer works there.

Police have also returned to Prince’s Paisley Park home on Tuesday afternoon (May 10), with the Carver county sheriff’s office Chief Deputy telling Associated Press that they were “being thorough” in their investigation.

It was recently confirmed that Prince had no known will and that DNA tests has been called for to determine who is entitled to his estate.

His death recently inspired the introduction of new legislation in Minnesota.