Just days away from the one-year anniversary of Prince’s shocking death, new details surrounding the demise of this legendary singer have been made public.
First, there’s the matter of newly unsealed court documents, which reveal that a doctor confessed to prescribing the artist opioids under a false name.
The artist tragically passed away on April 21, 2016 due to what officials have ruled was an opioid overdose.
Now, we’ve learned that Dr. Michael Schulenberg has said he prescribed Prince Oxycodone under his bodyguard Kirk Johnson’s name in order to preserve his privacy, based on numerous search warrants executed last year.
The search warrants also made known the following:
At the singer’s famous Minnesota compound (known as Paisley Park), there was a suitcase labeled with the name “Peter Bravestrong,” which sources have said is an alias Prince often used while traveling.
It was discovered with an endless array of pill bottles in Johnson’s name.
These prescription bottles contained pills other than those listed.
Johnson served as one of Prince’s closet confidants for decades.
He started working for the singer in the 1980s and said in these legal documents that he was unaware the singer was addicted to pain medication.
Other insiders, however, told authorities that Prince had recently been going through withdrawals from pain pills.
It seems very hard to believe that Johnson could admit to both knowing Prince well and not knowing of his medication addiction.
Johnson, meanwhile, was the individual who went to a Walgreens pharmacy the day preceding the singer’s death to fill prescriptions, including Percocet.
This fateful action also causes one to wonder just how much the bodyguard knew about his boss’ substance abuse problem.
These documents reveal that Schulenberg admitted to a detective he had prescribed Prince Oxycodone the same day Prince overdosed on a jet, six days before he died.
The physician put the Rx in Prince’s bodyguard’s name.
In addition to the medication found in the suitcase, investigators also found opioids in various parts of Paisley Park; and also stored in containers other than pill vials, including vitamin bottles.
Simply put, there were drugs strews ALL around the residence and property.
The warrants also reveal more in-depth details surrounding Prince’s romance with protegé Judith Glory Hill, which she explained to authorities began in the fall of 2014.
Hill said that she communicated with Prince over landline phone or an email under the name of the star’s former manager.
Prince apparently once had his cellphone hacked and stopping using one after that.
He only used landlines and email to have contact with those in his life.
In the end, Prince died a self-administered, accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller Fentanyl.
May he rest in peace.