It’s been nearly a week since legendary singer Prince died at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota, and a cause of death has still not been given. This has led people to speculate about why the “Purple Rain” star died, but the Wednesday cover of In Touch Weekly is the most outrageous one yet: “It was murder!” the mag claims.
In Touch Weekly wrote they know “what really happened.” The bullets underneath the murder accusation read, “The truth about his final hours,” “The crucial clues from the crime scene,” and “As cops investigate, his family demands justice.”
“Homicide has not been ruled out by the Minnesota authorities,” an anonymous investigator, who is not involved in the case, told In Touch Weekly. “If someone over-prescribed medication for Prince, in my opinion, it was murder.”
One of the rumors flying around is that Prince, who died at age 57 last week, used cocaine and Percocet to deal with injuries from performing. "His hip bothered him from jumping off risers for 20 years," musician and ex-girlfriend Sheila E. told People Magazine Tuesday. Sheila E. told TMZ she didn’t buy Prince died from the flu, which is the first rumor that circulated when he died.
While it might sound likely Prince died from a drug overdose, as some performers do, Gossip Cop wrote In Touch Weekly’s murder story was a bunch of baloney. “While a drug overdose has not been publicly ruled out as cause of his death, there’s been nothing to suggest so far that a specific doctor was involved with the singer immediately before his passing,” the publication, who regularly debunks celebrity stories, wrote Wednesday. “In Touch simply decided to capitalize on all the attention in one of the most sensational ways, disregarding facts and manipulating information.”
Prince’s cause of death might not be determined for up to several weeks.
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