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Prince Painkillers Were Prescribed in Friend's Name, Affidavit Shows

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Prince fan Dawn Mitchell leaves a message beside a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound of music legend Prince who died suddenly at the age of 57 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 24, 2016. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 17 Apr 2017 03:32 PM

An affidavit unsealed Monday shows oxycodone painkillers prescribed to Prince were actually given under the musician's friend to protect Prince's privacy. 

Though the painkillers did not cause Prince's death — he died nearly a year ago on April 21 of a fentanyl overdose — they may shed light on his what his life was like before he was found unresponsive in his building's elevator.

The affidavit was one many unsealed Monday as investigators continue to piece together the story of the pop icon's last days.

An autopsy showed 57-year-old Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl, a drug said to be 50 times stronger than heroin. Doctors say the overdose was an accident. At least one counterfeit pill found in Prince's home contained the deadly drug, The Associated Press reported.

According to the affidavit, some of the painkillers were prescribed to Kirk Johnson, Prince's friend and associate.

Johnson, who was also head of security at Prince’s residence, did say the iconic entertainer said he was "not feeling well" hours before he died.

After Prince's death, investigators also found a pamphlet for people who wanted to learn about overcoming drug addition.

Between April 21, 2016, when Prince was found unresponsive in his home, and Sept. 19, investigators carried out 11 search warrants on Prince’s estate.

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