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Prosecutors to Announce Whether Charges Will Be Filed in Prince’s Death

Minnesota prosecutors said Wednesday that they are ready to make an announcement in the “two-year investigation” into Prince’s death, which was ruled an “accidental fentanyl overdose,” according to the Associated Press. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz said that he will announce whether anyone will be charged in the death on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. A toxicology report obtained by the Associated Press in March determined that the singer had “exceedingly high” levels of fentanyl in his “blood, liver and stomach.” Investigators believe that Prince was struggling with pain and prescription-medication addiction after years of performing on-stage. Six days before he died, the singer had to be revived with two doses of “a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.” Prince had no fentanyl prescriptions under his name, but his physician claimed that he prescribed Oxycodone to Prince under his bodyguard’s name to maintain the singer’s “privacy.”