Prince death

Prince mourned one year after his death

"I'm getting my first tattoo in honor of him and I'm scared to death," she said. "It looks like a dove holding his symbol, flying away and the dove has a teardrop coming out of its eye."

With tattoos, purple-hued tributes, concerts and dance parties, Prince fans around the world are commemorating the superstar musician, who died at age 57 of a drug overdose on April 21 last year.

As investigators continue to sort out the circumstances surrounding Prince's death, many of his supporters have yet to accept he's gone.


Prince death: Powerful drugs found in singer's home 'were mislabelled'

Speaking to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, officials investigating the artist's death said the pills were labelled as hydrocodone, a weaker type of opioid.

Autopsy results released in June revealed Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

Officials told the Associated Press the singer had no prescriptions for controlled substances at the time.

Prince was found dead at 57 in an elevator inside his Paisley Park home in April.

Prince's possible heirs narrowed down to six

In a ruling filed Friday, a judge dismissed the claims of 29 people who allege they are related to the late pop star.

According to a report on Prince's death from the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota, Prince died in April from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.

In the 19-page ruling, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide narrowed down the possible genetic connections to six people.

Prince death: Judge snubs claims by 29 would-be heirs

The singer died in April from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, but he did not leave a will and did not have any children.

Reports in Minnesota say his estate may be worth at least $300m (£227m).

A judge has now ordered genetic tests to be carried out on six people with claims to be relatives of the singer.

Four siblings or half-siblings, as well as two women believed to be a niece and a grand-niece, will be tested.

Genetic tests had already ruled out the claim of a man in jail in Colorado who said he was Prince's son.

Prince died of accidental painkiller overdose

The 57-year-old star's death was an "accident" caused by administering himself fentanyl, a powerful opioid used to treat pain, the medical examiner's office in Minnesota said in a statement.

The medical examiner gave few other details, with the sheriff's department in Minnesota's Carver County still investigating.

Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate, is more powerful than morphine and is used to treat people with chronic pain. It is only available by prescription.

Prince's death being investigated as possible overdose

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press (via Chicago Tribune) that investigators are looking into whether Prince died from a drug overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death. The report adds that investigators are also looking at whether a doctor was on the plane that made an emergency landing in Illinois less than a week before the musician was found dead.