RIP Prince: Another Fallen Pop Icon

The Tragic Life and Demise of A Pop Icon

Singer/songwriter/actor Prince was found dead in the elevator of his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, he passed at the tender young age of 57-years-old.  

His death comes only six days on the heels of an emergency plane landing for apparent flu related symptoms that derailing an attempt at playing several shows.  It was later determined that upon his emergency landing after departing Atlanta, GA he was administered a shot of Naloxone (Narcan) the popular drug making rounds lately for combating the effects of an opiate or opioid overdose.

Was Prince Another Victim of Drugs?

According to reports it is still uncertain whether or not Prince’s death had anything to do with drugs.  He has undergone an autopsy, however the results are still yet to be released to the public.  There seems to be widespread speculation among numerous media and press outlets that the singer may have been battling a long and harrowing opiate addiction.  

Clearing Up the Rumors

It is alleged that Prince was suffering from severe hip pain that he was medicating with Percocet.  Also, a an alleged former drug dealer going by the name of “Doctor D,” has come out recently stating that he used to provide Prince with Dilaudid dating all the way back to 1984 when he was set to release his landmark masterpiece Purple Rain.  Prince’s girlfriend Vanity, (Denise Matthews) also died of kidney failure at the age of 57 from years of abuse of crack cocaine.  The early portion of Prince’s career was beleaguered by the temptation of drugs, sex and rock n roll lifestyle.  It wasn’t until he found religion upon becoming a devout Jehovah’s Witness that he was able to ditch that lifestyle and get clean.  

It is important to note that none of these claims have been truly substantiated or proven with 100% accuracy or validity.  Prince lead a very reclusive life and was very private letting only a select few into his inner sanctums.  It does appear that Prince suffered from a debilitating form of social anxiety disorder that made it hard for him to be around people when not performing.  Many said he was like a completely different person when off stage, much more reserved and shy.

RIP Prince Gone Much Too Soon

Prince Rogers Nelson catapulted to fame after the release of his 1982 magnum opus “1999.” The album and countless others have gone multi-platinum many times over selling over 100 million copies worldwide.  In 1985 he received an Oscar for best original song score when Purple Rain dominated the charts and shot him to new heights.  Prince was an iconoclast and image shatterer much in the same vein as David Bowie who also recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.  

This last week has seen multiple tragedies unfold with WWE wrestling star Chyna passing away from an apparent drug overdose as well.  If you or someone you know needs help overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol please don’t hesitate to give us a call day or night 1-877-721-7719.



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