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Prince's Reps Sought Help From Addiction Specialist Days Before His Death


MINNEAPOLIS (CelebrityAccess) — Fallen rock star Prince's death by apparent overdose came just days before he was scheduled to meet with a doctor who specializes in addiction, an attorney with knowledge of the death investigation said Tuesday.

The Minneapolis Star reported that Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a nationally recognized specialist in treating opioid addiction had been contacted by Prince's representatives on April 20th, as the performer was "dealing with a grave medical emergency," according to William Mauzy, an attorney working with the Kornfeld family.

According to The Star, Kornfeld, who runs Recovery Without Walls in Mill Valley, Calif., had planned to meet with Prince on April 22nd and had sent his son, Andrew, who works with him, to explain how the treatment process would unfold.

“The plan was to quickly evaluate his health and devise a treatment plan,” Mauzy said, speaking on behalf of the Kornfelds, according to The Star. “… The doctor was planning on a lifesaving mission.”

Andrew Kornfeld was reportedly one of the three people who discovered Prince's body in the elevator of his recording studio at Paisley Park and was the person who called 911, according to The Star. – Staff Writers