Percocet allegedly found in Prince’s system during autopsy

The late musician's cause of death is still weeks away from being revealed

Details of Prince‘s autopsy have revealed that the painkiller Percocet was present in the musician’s body when he died.

The drug contains oxycodone and acetaminophen, which are also said to have shown up in the medical examiner’s investigations.

5 Eyewitness News, a local ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, claims to have received information from two law enforcement sources close to the investigation.


It is also claimed that Prince’s red blood cell count was “dangerously low”, indicating that he had been ill in the run-up to his death.

However, it is still weeks before the cause of death will be revealed in the official toxicology reports.


It was confirmed earlier this week that drug enforcement officers are involved in the investigation surrounding the musician’s death.

The Hollywood Reporter now claims to have confirmed that both the US Attorney’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are assisting in the Minnesota police’s investigation.

“They have agreed to provide federal resources and expertise in our investigation,” Jason Kamerud, spokesman for the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, reportedly said on Wednesday (May 4).

Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota last month (April 21), aged 57.

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