Prince fans react to report about his cause of death

Prince-fans-gather-at-Paisley-Park-jpgThat sadness took another heartbreaking turn on Thursday with a report that the man born Prince Rogers Nelson died of an opioid overdose.

For some, the possible cause of death mattered less than the fact that legendary star had passed away at the age of 57.

One person tweeted “Prince, it’s not important how u died. It’s important that u continually gave us the gift of ur greatness thru song. We’ll ALWAYS Luv U!!”

Revelations about the superstar’s use of opioids have helped to shine a further light on the issue of prescription drug abuse in America.

In April the FAA released a recording from an emergency landing made by Prince’s jet days before his death because of an “unresponsive male” passenger.

A fan tweeted Thursday “#Prince passed on of #ChronicPain essentially. Anyone that has been in chronic debilitating agony knows what that feels like.”

An attorney working for an opioid addiction specialist in California said that the day before Prince died, his team called the specialist seeking urgent help for the singer. READ MORE OF THIS STORY    

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.