Report: Prince tried to meet with doctor before death

In this Feb. 4, 2007 AP file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A published report says Prince had arranged to meet a California doctor to try to kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death.

Attorney William Mauzy told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Prince representatives called Dr. Howard Kornfeld on April 20, the day before Prince died. Mauzy says he is representing the Kornfeld family.

Mauzy says Kornfeld couldn’t immediately meet Prince, so he sent his son Andrew to discuss treatment. Mauzy says it was Andrew Kornfeld who called 911 when Prince’s unresponsive body was found in an elevator at Paisley Park, Prince’s suburban Minneapolis compound.

Mauzy and Howard Kornfeld haven’t responded to messages from The Associated Press on Wednesday morning.

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation has told AP that investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to talk about the investigation.

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