Prince Autopsy Underway to Determine Cause of Singer’s Death

By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times
April 22, 2016 Updated: April 24, 2016

An autopsy for superstar Prince is scheduled for April 22, while officials say it can take days or up to weeks before the cause of death of is released to the public.

Prince, 57, died on April 21. Authorities responded to a 911 call at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis, and found him unresponsive in an elevator. The local sheriff says first-responders performed CPR, but failed to revive the pop superstar.  

A spokeswoman for the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office said officials do not plan to release any preliminary information until autopsy results are complete.

Spokeswoman Martha Weaver said she expects the process will take days or even weeks for tests to be concluded. She also said her office will wait to release findings after all the information is in.

When the physical autopsy is concluded, Prince’s body will be released to a designee of his family.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.