London : Police in Minneapolis have reportedly launched a murder probe into musician Prince’s death, reports PTI.
The police have refused to rule out a criminal homicide charge, according to the Daily Star.
They are said to be looking for doctors or “handlers” who treated the star as friends fear he may have been over prescribed drugs.
“A crack team has been assigned with learning minute by minute what Prince was doing during his final days. But the investigation will also look into his activities over the last two years,” a police source said.
As the “Purple rain” hitmaker’s family gathered at his home for a memorial 24 hours after his private cremation, his brother-in-law told how the singer had not slept for six and a half days before he was found dead in a lift.
Prince, 57, was found dead at his home at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on Thursday. Detectives are understood to have discovered a number of prescription drugs there.
Authorities have said his death is not attributable to suicide or obvious trauma.
Meanwhile, Prince’s Paisley Park home in Minneapolis is set to be turned into a museum after the sudden demise of the musician. Prince’s brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips said they want to turn the home into a celebration of his music.
“We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s
memory. It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy,” he told the Sun.