As more details and reports about the passing of music icon Prince are being released, one report says that he wanted to meet with his doctor for a specific reason.
According to the Irish Examiner, Prince had plans to meet a doctor to try to kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death. The superstar’s representatives called Dr. Howard Kornfeld on the day before the musician died, to seek help.
Attorney William Mauzy, who is representing the Kornfeld family, said the doctor couldn’t immediately meet Prince, so he sent his son Andrew on a flight from San Francisco that night to discuss treatment in a meeting planned for the next day.
Mauzy said it was Andrew Kornfeld who called 911 when Prince’s unresponsive body was found in a lift at Paisley Park, the singer’s suburban Minneapolis compound.
At the time of this report, Mauzy and Howard Kornfeld have not responded to messages from journalists.
A law enforcement official has said that investigators are looking into whether the Purple Rain singer died from an overdose. They are also investigating whether the musician had suffered an overdose when his plane made an emergency landing in Illinois less than a week before he died.
Authorities haven’t released a cause of death. Results from the analysis including toxicology results, aren’t expected for up to four weeks.