Prince autopsy scheduled for today
An autopsy on the body of music icon Prince is scheduled to take place today at the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minnesota.
However, agency officials say it could be days or weeks before results are complete.
The Carver County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office announced an afternoon news conference today, but the medical examiner’s officer said, for its part, it “will not release information until the exam is complete and all results are obtained”.
Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died yesterday at age 57.
He was found unresponsive in an elevator at his studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Paramedics tried to perform CPR but were unable to revive him, authorities said.
He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m., less than 30 minutes after sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at the scene.
Fellow musicians and fans have been paying tribute to the singer who masterfully blended rock, R&B, jazz, funk and pop.