There isn’t a ‘’reason to believe” that Prince’s death was suicide, said the the sheriff of Minnesota county where Prince had his home, after a post-mortem examination.
There wasn’t any sign of trauma on body, said Sheriff Jim Olson, suggesting that the singer had died alone.
On Thursday, the 57 year old Prince was discovered dead in a lift on his Paisley Park estate.
The Tributes from around the world has been presented to the enigmatic musician, who had sold over 100m records.
The sheriff cautioned that the full results from post-mortem could take weeks, and that the occurrence was still under the investigation.
Mr. Olson said that it wasn’t unusual for there to be none in residence except Prince.
He had been rushed to hospital in Illinois 6 days earlier, while flying back home from a concert in Georgia, but had was treated & released few hours later.
It is reported that Prince was treated for an overdose of the painkiller drug named Percocet.
Declining to give facts of preliminary findings, Martha Weaver, the medical examiner spokesperson claimed that a full set of tests wouldd be done on body, involving the blood & tissue samples.
Formerly, she announced that body would be released to family on Friday.
Sheriff Olson said that the police was in touch with Prince’s family.
“We’ve no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide,” he said, adding “but again, this is early on in the investigation and we are continuing to investigate.”