Singer Prince has died at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota at the age of 57, his publicist tells the Associated Press (AP).
The Purple Rain artiste was hospitalised last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill.
He was released a few hours later. Reports are that the iconic singer, actor, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was battling a bad case of the flu.
a man has come out saying late pop singer Prince was a drug addict. Name only as Doctor D
The man said he sold drugs to Prince between 1984 and 2008.
Doctor D claims Prince would spend up to $40,000 (£27,700) on six month supplies of highly addictive Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches.
He made the revelation to the UK based media entity, MailOnline.
“I first met Prince in 1984 while he was filming the movie Purple Rain and he was already majorly addicted to opiates - I didn’t hook him on drugs. He was already a really heavy user," he said.
But Prince did not just use any drug, he specialised in what he took and for specific reasons.
"As far as I knew he never took heroin - as that would leave you out of it for days whereas Dilaudid gives you an energy buzz as well as making you feel relaxed - so he preferred it,"