Prince Autopsy Completed, Results Are Pending

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Prince performs in Michigan in 1984. Ebet Roberts/Redferns via Getty

Prince’s autopsy was completed on Friday, April 22, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, confirmed via Twitter.

According to a statement, the late Grammy and Oscar winner’s autopsy began at 9 A.M. CDT and was completed by Dr. A. Quinn Strobl at 1 P.M. local time. Prince’s body will be released to his family later today.

“As part of a complete exam, relevant information regarding [Prince’s] medical and family history will be gathered,” the statement continued. “Anything which could be relevant to the investigation will be taken into consideration. Midwest Medical Examiner's Office will not release information until the exam is complete and all results are obtained. Gathering the results will take several days and the results of a full toxicology scan could likely take weeks.”

The legendary “When Doves Cry” singer died on Thursday, April 21, at the age of 57. As previously reported, first responders found Prince unresponsive in an elevator inside his Paisley Park studio.

The icon was hospitalized on April 15 for what his rep described at the time as flu-like symptoms.

Updates to come.

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