A law enforcement official confirmed the singer’s cause of death to The Associated Press today.
On April 21st Prince, who was 57 years old time, was found dead at his Paisley Park estate.
According to TMZ the singer was treated for a drug overdose a week before his death. It was also reported that the musician was supposed to meet with a drug addiction specialist on April 22nd. He was found in possession of opioids at the time of his death.
Prince had hip replacement surgery in 2010. According to E! News, he refused a blood transfusion during his surgery because it conflicted with his Jehovah’s Witness beliefs, and used Percocet to cope with the discomfort.