Autopsy: Prince died of accidental fentanyl overdose; criminal charges possible

June 2, 2016 11:11 PM

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Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, autopsy results released Thursday show.

The findings confirm suspicions that opioids played a role in the death of the superstar musician, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate.

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