Prince reportedly left a suicide note before his fatal overdose, with a new report claiming that the death of the music legend was not the accident it was first portrayed to be.
Sources close to the singer had claimed he was battling severe pain that was spiraling out of control toward his final days. Just one week before his death, the singer’s private plane had to make an emergency landing from what was reported to be an overdose of Percocet.
But Prince could not dull his constant pain, leading him to write a suicide note before taking his life, In Touch is now reporting. A friend said the heartbreaking suicide note was “almost lyrical” and expressed regret about taking his life.
The source said the note was found on a crumbled piece of paper and read: “Need something to make the pain stop, even if it means ending everything somehow. It’s time to go, I didn’t mean to leave so soon… I didn’t mean to leave now. Love, Love, Love.”
Those close to Prince said they feared suicide was on the horizon, as he was falling deeper and deeper into addiction as a way to treat his constant pain.
“In the days leading up to his death, he was trying desperately to cover up a grand lie as his drug addiction spiraled, but he also knew he’d cause his own death with an overdose,” a friend of the singer told In Touch. “It was a heartbreaking final bow, but the fact is, he was so sick — and sick and tired of living. As far as I’m concerned, Prince didn’t die of an accidental overdose.”
Reports indicated that Prince died from an overdose of Fentanyl, a powerful opiate that is used to treat severe pain. It has a high risk for addiction and can also be very dangerous. The drug “can cause respiratory distress and death when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances, especially alcohol,” noted DrugFree.org.
Prince’s death had originally been ruled accidental.
There have been new details emerging about the kind of pain Prince had endured for years. His friend and collaborator Sky Dangcil told Us Weekly that the singer first got into using prescription painkillers after a hip surgery that went awry.
Prince didn’t want to slow down his torrid schedule of recording songs and producing, so he took to using the medication to dull the constant pain in his hips, Dangcil said.
“Everyone saw that his hips were turning into a bigger problem,” Dangcil revealed. “He was always ‘on,’ so he wouldn’t complain or say anything was wrong.”
Others concurred with Dangcil’s assessment of Prince’s final months and years. Another friend, hairstylist Kim Berry, said that Prince was in “a lot of pain” for years, but tried to maintain his same pace of working.
There has been some other drama surrounding Prince’s personal life following his death. As E! Online reported, there was some disagreement within his family about when to schedule an official memorial, which ended up being pushed back to August.
“We would like everyone to know that, contrary to previous and current reports, there has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince that was organized or authorized by the family or Paisley Park representatives,” said the singer’s sister in a statement. “Together, the family is planning an official memorial service and public event to take place in the near future.”
There is also some doubt as to whether the story of Prince’s alleged suicide note is true, with Gossip Cop claiming that the story is fabricated.
But those who are curious to see the suicide note Prince reportedly left before his death will be out of luck. In Touch reported that it has not been released to the public and likely will remain under wraps, as it could potentially shatter the singer’s legacy.
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