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No criminal charges in Prince’s death, attorney says

Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 12:58:46-04

Carver County attorney Mark Metz said the recording artist Prince died from an accidental fentanyl overdose after he took counterfeit pills containing the powerful painkiller.

"Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him," Metz said.

There is no evidence showing how he obtained that counterfeit pill, he said. Because of that, there will be no criminal charges filed in the case, he said.