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Police Execute Search Warrant At Prince's Local Pharmacy

Authorities investigating the circumstances surrounding Prince's death have executed a search warrant on his local Minnesota pharmacy.

The Kiss legend died at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen on April 21, and police are currently looking into claims suggesting the singer suffered from a dependency on prescription painkillers to treat a hip problem.

The superstar had been photographed making a stop at his local Walgreens on the eve of his death, and on Thursday, officials carried out a thorough search of the pharmacy, looking for prescription records that could shed some light on his medical issues.

According to TMZ, Prince had made four prescription runs to the Walgreens in the week leading up to his untimely passing, days after he was briefly hospitalised in Moline, Illinois, for what his representative insisted was just a nasty bout of the flu.

The health scare on April 15 had forced the pilot of his private jet to make an emergency landing in Moline as they travelled home following a gig in Atlanta, Georgia, and reports have since alleged Prince had actually suffered an overdose of Percocet.

Authorities had descended on the Walgreens pharmacy searching for paperwork in Prince's name or any possible aliases, and they are said to be targeting other medical officials who may have also provided medication to the singer.

Prescription pills are also alleged to have been found at his Paisley Park pad.

An autopsy was performed last week, but the cause of death is pending further test results.

His body was cremated on April 23, after which a private memorial service was held at his Paisley Park home.

AAP

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