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911 Transcript in Prince's Death Released As TMZ Reports He Was Treated for Drug Overdose Days Ago

Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Press Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Minnesota authorities released the 911 transcript in Prince's death Thursday evening as celebrity-gossip website TMZ reported the legendary singer had been treated for a drug overdose six days ago.

Multiple sources told the website that Prince was rushed to the hospital and given a "save shot" when his plane made an emergency landing last week.

Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Press Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The singer's publicist said at the time he was being treated for the flu, but TMZ reported that Prince was provided treatment usually given to counteract effects of an opiate.

Moreover, TMZ reported that sources said the doctors advised him to remain at the hospital for 24 hours, but he instead left after three hours.

Prince's body was received by the medical examiner in the afternoon and is expected to go undergo an autopsy Friday.

The TMZ report came as the Carver County Sheriff's Office released the 911 transcript. The unidentified male who made the call told dispatcher Emily Colestock that Prince had died.


EC: 911, what is your emergency?

Unidentified Male: Hi there, um, what's the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.


UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

EC: OK, what's the address?

UM: Um, we're at Prince's house.

EC: OK, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yeah, yeah, hold on.

EC: OK, your cell phone's not going to tell me where you're at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yeah, we have um, yeah, we have um, so yeah, um, the person is dead here.

EC: OK, get me the address please.

UM: OK, OK, I'm working on it.

EC: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught.

EC: I understand that they are distraught, but—

UM: I'm working on it, I'm working on it.

EC: OK, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don't know, I don't know.


UM: Um, so we're, we're in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we are at the home of Prince.

EC: You're in Minneapolis?

UM: Yeah, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

EC: You're sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That's correct.

EC: OK, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yeah, um, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry I need, I need the address here?

UF: 7801.

UM: 7801.

EC: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.

EC: You're at Paisley Park, OK, that's in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who's—

UM: Yes, it's Prince.


UM: The person.

EC: OK, stay on the line with me.


[Phone ringing]

S: Ambulance, Shirley.

EC: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.

S: Paisley Park Studios, OK.

EC: 7801 Audubon Road.

S: OK.

EC: We have a person down, not breathing.

S: Down, not breathing.

EC: Yup.

UM: He's, he's—

EC: We're going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal, sir.


KM: Dispatch Kayley.

S: Yeah Kayley this is Shirley at Ridgeview, you can cancel anybody going to Audubon, confirmed DOA.

KM: OK, thank you.

S: All right, thanks, bye.

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