Prince Wrongful Death Case Dismissed; Estate Case Continues

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The dismissals largely close one legal chapter in the superstar’s legacy, even as efforts drag on to value and dispose of his estate once pegged at around $200 million.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince’s family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the Illinois hospital that treated him for an opioid overdose seven days before he died.

Prince was 57 when he died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016, without leaving a will. No one was criminally charged in his death and the source of the counterfeit pills that killed him remains unknown.

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Lately in June Prince fans had celebrate what would have been the music legend’s 60th birthday with a festival in the Minnesota community where the iconic movie Purple Rain was filmed.

The eventl celebrated what would have been the music legend’s 60th birthday with a festival in the Minnesota community where the iconic movie ‘Purple Rain’ was filmed.

Prince fans will celebrate what would have been the music legend’s 60th birthday with a festival in the Minnesota community where the iconic movie Purple Rain was filmed.

Henderson resident Joel King once worked with Prince and is helping organize the three-day tribute that begins Thursday, the Mankato Free Press reported. Prince fans from Mankato, Maryland and New York are also helping organizing the event. Just after the Police mad public disturbing images of Prince dead body

The haunting images have now been released to the media.

In these stills, which we have blurred to avoid causing any distress to readers, the 57-year-old’s body lies on top of a rug outside the doors to the elevator at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota

 

 

 

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