Prince Reportedly Worked ‘154 Hours Straight’ Without Sleep Before His Death
Prince apparently worked for 154 hours straight before his death last week, according to media reports on Monday.
Prince’s brother-in-law claims the 57-year-old singer went about 6 and a half days days without sleep before he was found dead at his estate in Minnesota.
He was last seen alive by staff members at his Paisley Park estate 12 hours before he was found collapsed in an elevator.
Maurice Phillips, his brother-in-law, said at a private family service at the estate: “He worked 154 hours straight.”
“I was with him just last weekend. He was a good brother-in-law,” he was quoted by Sky News as saying.
His estate will be turned into a museum as a memorial for the singer.
“It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans—this would remember his music, which is his legacy,” he added. “Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”
Employees at Electric Fetus record shop in Minneapolis said when they saw Prince five days before his death, he looked “pale,” “weak,” and not “in the best shape,” according to The Independent.
Max Timander, who works at Electric Fetus, said the “Purple Rain” singer visited the shop just a day after he was rushed to the hospital after his plane made an emergency landing.
“Everyone I’ve talked to on that Saturday said he looked kind of pale and he was not totally looking in the best shape as he normally is,” Timander was quoted as saying by the paper. “It sounded like he was looking kind of weak. I know he had just got over the flu supposedly.”
Police are also investigating if there was any foul play involved in his death. Authorities said they had “no reason to believe” Prince killed himself, and there weren’t any “obvious signs of trauma” on his body.
Timander said that Prince bought “Talking Book” by Stevie Wonder, “The Time Has Come” by The Chambers Brothers, “Hejira” by Joni Mitchell, “Inspirational Gospel Classics” by Swan Silvertones, and “The Best Of Missing Persons” as well as “Santana IV” by Santana.
He said, “He was a huge supporter of the store. He bought six CDs, including a Joni Mitchell CD, a new Santana CD and a used Stevie Wonder CD. We sold out of everything we had by Prince two hours after his death was announced.”