Prince’s dead body was found by Andrew Kornfeld, the son of Dr. Howard Kornfeld, in the elevator at his Paisely Park estate and now their attorney, William Mauzy, is claiming that Andrew should not be prosecuted for having a synthetic opiate in his backpack when he arrived.
Prince needed help and he knew it. The 57-year-old had a scheduled appointment with an addiction expert the day he died but help arrived too late. The day before his death, April 20, Prince’s team asked opioid addiction expert, Dr. Howard Kornfeld was asked to come and meet with the Grammy-winner at his home in Minnesota because he was “dealing with a grace medical emergency.” Since Dr. Kornfeld couldn’t make it himself, he sent his son Andrew Kornfeld on behalf of their recovery center, Recovery Without Walls for a “lifesaving mission,” according to the family attorney.
Andrew was first on the scene, along with members of Prince’s team, to find him dead in the elevator. That’s when Andrew made the 911 call and that’s why he didn’t know the exact address. Although Andrew did not supply Prince with any drugs, he did have synthetic opiates in his backpack, a drug called buprenorphine, something used to wean people off of real opiates. But Andrew’s attorney made one thing clear in a press conference on May 4, that his client should not be the target of any sort of investigation or charge because he had nothing to do with Prince’s overdose. Wow, things are getting incredibly confusing but we hope that all is figured out soon! Meanwhile, there is a legal battle over who will get Prince’s multi million dollar estate. His sister, Tyka Nelson, believes that she should get more than Prince’s half siblings. So much drama and all because Prince did not leave behind a will.
We told you that Prince’s autopsy was completed on April 22, but the toxicology reports won’t be complete for several weeks. But there were painkillers found at the scene and officials “considering” that this may have been an overdose. Sadly, a week before his death, Prince’s plane made an emergency landing after allegedly experiencing a Percocet overdose and was given a “save shot.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think anyone should be prosecuted.