Sunday 22 April 2018

Prince was reported to police over 'uncontrollable cocaine habit'

Prince's death last week at the age of 57 shocked the music world
Prince's death last week at the age of 57 shocked the music world
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A woman had reported Prince to police alleging he had an uncontrollable cocaine habit five years before his death.

Newly released documents show that a 911 call was made on June 20, 2011 by a woman in Germany saying she was concerned about Prince's drug use, according to the Telegraph.

The woman, who has not been identified, said she spoken to Prince a year previously and he had told her that he "cannot control his habit".

The records, released by the Carver County Sherifff's Department in Minnesota, indicate that the woman was later advised to report the conversation she had had with Prince.

However, the police did not pursue the information because the conversation had happened the previous year and the musician was not in any immediate danger.

The records also show that the police received 46 calls relating to Prince and his Paisley Park estate in the interim five years, with most relating to traffic and trespassing issues.

One call received in the hours after his death was from a woman who claimed she had a 17 year old son by the musician and wanted to know if the boy could attend Prince's funeral.

Prince died last month at his home in Minnesota. He was 57.  An investigation into his death has been launched into whether or not he overdosed on prescription medication.

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