The investigation into singer Prince's death is still underway, but a recent search warrant for the singer's physician released to the public gives some insight into the events leading up to the star's passing.
After DEA agents obtained a search warrant for Prince's estate on May the 10th, it was revealed that Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg arrived at Prince's home on April the 21st, the day he died. The first time was on April the 7th, two weeks before the singer, 57, was found dead in an elevator of his suburban Minneapolis recording studio and estate.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the search warrant also requested medical records from the North Memorial Medical Center where Schulenberg was formerly employed. "They will be looking into all the doctors, how he obtained the medications, who prescribed them, how the doctors' prescribing habits [had been] in the past".
Schulenberg was a primary care physician for North Memorial Medical Center, but he has since left the job. Now, new information indicates that Prince had already been seeing a doctor, who for reasons unknown has disappeared from his medical center's roster. Schulenberg worked at a North Memorial clinic at the time of the singer's death, according to media reports.
If Prince was seeking help for a problem with prescription drugs, it would make sense for him to turn to a California addiction specialist known for new ideas on treatment.
Opioids reduce pain by switching off pain receptors in the brain. Prince's family revealed they're all too familiar with his drug addiction, claiming he had an addiction to Percocet decades ago.