Autopsy on Prince scheduled for Friday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An autopsy is scheduled for Prince after he was found dead at his studio compound in suburban Minneapolis.

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In this Aug. 9, 2011 file photo, U.S. musician Prince performs during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary. The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the start of a still-evolving string of dates in support of forthcoming album "Plectrum Electrum," recorded with all-female trio 3RDEYEGIRL. (AP Photo/MTI, Balazs Mohai, File)
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The Midwest Medical Examiners Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, tweeted that it will perform the autopsy Friday. Officials haven’t released a cause of death.

Authorities said deputies who were summoned to a medical emergency Thursday found Prince in an elevator, unresponsive. They say CPR failed.

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Prince’s death at age 57 sparked an outpouring of grief from fans, with hundreds gathering outside his studio and in downtown Minneapolis and many more posting remembrances on social networks. Buildings around the country were lit up Thursday night in his signature purple.

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