Prince's guitarist stunned by news that music icon died of fentanyl overdose

June 3, 2016 12:23 PM

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LOS ANGELES – In the days following Prince’s death, those closest to him stuck up for the singer amid reports he died of a drug overdose. However, on Thursday, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office reported Prince died of an accidental overdose after he self-administered fentanyl, a powerful opioid that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin.

Prince’s former guitarist Dez Dickerson told FOX411 he was stunned when he heard the cause of death.

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