Latest report sheds detail on Prince's final hours

Pop icon Prince may have been dead at least six hours before authorities were summoned to his home and found his body, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The newspaper's lengthy report said the information came from paramedics at the scene who relayed it to other law enforcement officers.

Since Prince's death last month, at the age of 57, a series of reports have given insight into his drug use. The report, citing sources, detailed how those around Prince tried to get him help, but ultimately, those efforts failed. For example, Prince's staff reached out to a physician to help treat him for an addiction to prescription pain mediation, the newspaper reported.

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On April 15, on his way back to his Minnesota home following a concert in Atlanta, Prince's plane made an emergency stop in Illinois. The singer was found unconscious and given a drug used to combat suspected opioid overdoses.

Sources told the Star-Tribune that Prince grew so agitated over the next few days that one member of his staff placed a call to a colleague seeking advice. The call was placed at 6 a.m. April 20. Prince would get an intravenous treatment at a hospital later that day. Prince was found dead on April 21 in an elevator at his Paisley Park home.

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The newspaper reported two long-time Prince associates  — Kirk Johnson and Meron Bekure, Prince’s assistant — found the musician and began screaming.