While autopsy results are still pending along with investigation still ongoing, it is a fact that many people with chronic pain become DEPENDENT on Rx painkillers, thus becoming addicted. He had sustained injuries to his hips and even knees from doing stuff in his younger years like leaping off stage risers in 4"-heels. Supposedly he had hip replacement surgery in 2010 but I'll bet anything he was on painkillers just to get through performances before then. Plus, he was born epileptic and had to deal with that as a kid.
In the meantime, all kinds of wonderful videos from years past have popped up on YouTube with performances, great interviews, etc. My Pilates instructor who is just as much of a fan as I am, and I have been watching Prince videos almost every evening. Still feelin' it! Again, I don't usually get into celebrity stuff that much but we did lose someone special. Did you know that he contributed a lot to humanitarian and animal rights work behind the scenes? He certainly had the money to do so and it was a wonderful example of giving back. Not to make himself look good as almost no one knew about this until later. Plus he was very investigative into all sorts of topics. Meanwhile, the battle over his estate will go on for some time, as still no will has been found. That's hard to believe, that a man who exerted so much control over his business affairs would not have a will. I'll bet something will still turn up somewhere. I know, all of this is reading like a big mystery story, but in many respects it is, due to it's magnetic and mysterious subject.