AceShowbiz - A video of Prince's dead body has been revealed, two years after the iconic singer's death in April 2016. The Carver County Sheriff's Office released the video after it was announced on Thursday, April 19 that no criminal cases will be pursued in relation to the pop icon's passing.
Investigators filmed Prince's dead body at the time of his death on April 21, 2016. He was found unresponsive in an elevator. The video also showed the interior of Prince's home at Paisley Park Studios, where he lived and worked.
The sheriff's department also shared pictures of Prince's vault, which has guarded a plethora of his music and memorabilia. After the "Purple Rain" singer died in April 2016, the administrators in his estate were given permission to drill into his vault.
Inside it were tons of records and recordings, including a documentary titled "The Second Coming", an untitled Sheila E. album from 1989 as well as unreleased Prince music. These things were stacked up in boxes and lined up on the walls. The late singer also kept some cash in a bag and one of the pictures obtained by The Blast reveals another bag with the word "opium" written on it.
But one item that tickled people's curiosity the most is perhaps a gold briefcase, which was put on a box. It remains unknown what's inside the briefcase as it's not opened in the pictures.
Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at the age of 57. Mark Metz, the Carver County Attorney, explained that they believe Prince didn't realize he was taking Vicodin laced with Fentanyl. At the time of his death, police say there were no painkiller prescriptions in Prince's name.
Following the decision, Prince's estate officials released the original recording of his song "Nothing Compares 2 U". Accompanying the song was a video featuring previously unseen footage of Prince and his band The Revolution in rehearsals.
The music icon penned the track and laid down the vocals in 1984, six years before Irish singer Sinead O'Connor shared her version and turned it into a global chart smash.