Prince wrongful death legal claims dismissed

Legal claims had been filed against a doctor who prescribed Prince pain medication and a pharmacy that supplied him with medicine.

Dismissals usually occur after a settlement has been reached, but such agreements often remain confidential.

The 57-year-old died in 2016 after an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl at his home in Minneapolis.

Claims that had been filed against the Walgreens pharmacy chain and Dr Michael Schulenberg, who treated Prince in the weeks before his death, have been dismissed.

Singer's family sues doctor over opioid addiction

A lawsuit filed in Minnesota, reported by ABC news, alleges that failures by Dr Michael Schulenberg played a "substantial part" in the star's death.

Prince died in 2016, aged 57, from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, a powerful opioid.

Dr Schulenberg has denied any wrongdoing.

Earlier this year, prosecutors said no criminal charges would be brought over Prince's death.

But the family's lawsuit, filed in Hennepin County District Court on Friday, alleges that Dr Schulenberg's actions had played a part.

Prince: 'the finest man in pumps I have ever met'

Susan Rogers | Prince’s audio engineer in the 1980s

One of the things you often hear Susan Rogers talk about in interviews, is Prince's love for women.

“Prince loved – genuinely loved women, and respected women. There are lot of men who love women, but respecting women as equals, that’s a little bit more rare.

That doesn’t mean he was always easy to work with though, “He could be really difficult, but he was respectful while he was difficult,” Susan laughs.

Tidal goes after Prince's estate

CNNMoney obtained a copy of the petition which was filed Friday. It outlines an agreement between Tidal -- owned by the rapper Jay Z -- and Prince made before the pop star's death in April from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.

According to the document, Prince granted Tidal worldwide digital streaming rights to his next two "newly recorded and previously unreleased full length studio albums" in 2015.

The singer was well known for protecting his music, pulling it from You Tube and declining streaming services requests.

MTV Europe Music Awards turns its trophies purple in memory of Prince

The Canadian singer, who wasn't at the show in the Netherlands, beat Adele to best song for his track Sorry.

Justin Bieber also picked up the biggest fans' title - the third year in a row he's collected it - after a vote on Twitter and Instagram and won in the best Canadian act category.

The ceremony in Rotterdam paid tribute to Prince with purple trophies.

The star died aged 57 in April after being found collapsed in a lift at his home in Minnesota.

Justin Bieber thanked his fans on Twitter.

Justin Bieber didn't have it all his own way though.

Melbourne Cup raises high hopes for Punters and Bookies

The Melbourne Cup which has become a big betting bonanza over the years for the professional punter also has its share of ‘once a year punters’ who throw in a wager just for the fun of it.

However, to the hardened punter it is the ultimate race which must be won at all cost … at least according to the tips that are offered.

But the reality will set in when the race is run and winner is known.

With the Melbourne Cup every contender can win whether it is the favourite or an outsider given they get the chance to make it.

Paisley Park opens doors to Prince fans, briefly

Several Prince fans traveled great distances for the limited run look inside the 64,000 foot Chanhassen, Minnesota property.

Rhona Levene flew from London to be among the first visitors inside Paisley Park.

"It's my birthday," Levene told CNN. "I couldn't think of any other way I'd want to celebrate."

Prince death: Police reveal details of 46 emergency calls

An official log released on Tuesday (May 3) revealed that police received 46​ emergency calls to Prince's home over the last five years of his life.

According to The AP, one call did involve a woman in Germany alleging that Prince had a substance abuse problem.

However, police did not follow up on that particular allegation because the unnamed woman's tip was determined to be of old information.

Other calls to Prince's home were medically-related or security issues.


Family feud over Prince's estate denied

Prince's sister and his five living half-siblings all attended a Minnesota court hearing on Monday (May 2), where they once again approved the singer's former associates at Bremer Trust to manage his multi-million-dollar fortune.

Judge Kevin Eide also made clear during the 10-minute hearing that Prince's relatives are "openly communicating", not feuding.

"The attorneys want me to emphasize that the heirs have all expressed confidence in Bremer Trust," the judge said (via NBC News).


Prince's body cremated before family deliver loving goodbye

Two days after the legendary singer was found dead inside his Minnesota home, E! News can confirm that the Grammy winner's body has been cremated.

"A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye," his rep said in a statement to E! News. "Prince's remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.  We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time."