Prince's cause of death has been revealed as an overdose 6 years ago

Prince's cause of death has been revealed as an overdose

Prince died of an 'opioid overdose,' according to a law enforcement official in the United States.

The official said that the results came through after tests on the late singer following his death in April.

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Officials told US media in May that Prince was in possession of prescription painkillers following his death.

Detectives have reportedly questioned a doctor who saw the 57-years-old twice in the weeks before he passed away.

According to the BBC, a police warrant also revealed that Dr Michael Schulenberg prescribed medication to the singer on 20 April. Prince died a day later.