More heartbreaking details are emerging about Prince’s untimely death. The transcript of the 911 call when he was found unconscious was released on April 21, and it gives clear insight into the devastating panic of his friends while trying to help him. Read the full transcript, here.
The transcription of the 911 call for help upon Prince being found dead will break your heart. His friends called the police to get help, and the panic and devastation is impossible to ignore. The full transcript was released on April 21, and we have it right here.
This is totally heartbreaking. An unidentified male and female called the police to get help when they found Prince, and their exchange with the dispatcher will give you goosebumps. It’s unclear who they are, but they are clearly panicked while trying to find the address of Prince’s Paisley Park so an ambulance can come help him. Unfortunately, halfway through the call they realize he’s already dead.
While we now know what the discovery of Prince’s death looks like, we still have no more info about how he actually died. When the dispatcher asked “do we know how the person died?” the person labelled “unidentified male” responds “I don’t know, I don’t know.” He also explains that the “people here are distraught,” so Prince was not alone. Here is the tragic exchange:
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Unidentified male: Hi there, um, what’s the address here? Yeah we need an ambulance right now.
UM: We have someone who is unconscious.
D: Okay, what’s the address?
UM: Um, we’re at Prince’s house.
D: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?
UM: Yeah, yeah, okay, hold on.
D: Okay, your cell phone’s not going to tell me where you’re at, so I need you to find me an address.
UM: Yeah, we have um, yeah, we have um, so yeah, um, the person is dead here.
D: Okay, get me the address please.
UM: Okay, okay, I’m working on it.
D: Concentrate on that.
UM: And the people are just distraught.
D: I understand that they are distraught, but…
UM: I’m working on it, I’m working on it.
D: Okay, do we know how the person died?
UM: I don’t know, I don’t know.
UM: Um, so we’re, we’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.
D: You’re in Minneapolis?
UM: Yeah, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
D: You’re sure you are in Minneapolis?
UM: That’s correct.
D: Okay, have you found an address yet?
UM: Yeah, um, I’m so sorry I need, I need the address here?
Unidentified female: 7801
D: 7801 what?
UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.
D: You’re at Paisley Park, okay, that’s in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who’s…
UM: Yes, it’s Prince.
UM: The person.
D: Okay, stay on the line with me.
Ambulance dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.
D: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.
AD: Paisley Park Studios, okay.
D: 7801 Audubon Road.
D: We have a person down, not breathing.
AD: Down, not breathing.
UM: He’s, he’s…
D: We’re going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal.
We also learned that Prince was considered “DOA” – dead on arrival. News broke moments after the transcription was released that Prince had been treated for a drug overdose just days before his death at the hospital where he went after his emergency landing on April 15. It’s still unclear if the death is related.
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