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Prince suffered from sore throat, stomach pains before death; reportedly signed up for rehab

2 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – New details have emerged about the death of music legend Prince and it has been reported that he suffered from stomach pains and sore throat as well as signing up for rehab.

According to reports, the personal chef of Prince revealed that the “Purple Rain” singer suffered from severe stomach pains and sore throat days before he was found dead in the elevator of his estate. Prince died on April 21 at the age of 57.

The chef, identified as Ray Roberts, said that Prince requested for foods that were easy to digest. Roberts has prepared meals for Prince for almost three years and he said that the singer was not himself for the last two months. He also noted that he had to make smoothies and fresh juices for the singer.

Robert also revealed that the diet of Prince changed dramatically in the last weeks of his life as he was eating less and was not drinking much water resulting to his weight to decrease rapidly. Roberts continued, “I think he was just struggling with being sick a lot.”

Investigators still have not released a cause of death although many are saying that he had a drug overdose as he has been taking painkillers to treat his hip complaint after having a surgery back in 2010.

As for entering rehab, Prince reportedly entered an outpatient program a month before he died. He was reportedly seeing for help regarding his issues. Accordingly, he was hooked on Percocet before his death. He entered the unnamed rehab center in an attempt to stop using the medication prescribed for his hip pain.

Other reports have surfaced in the recent days saying that he had AIDS and has been battling it for years. His family has denied the claims and has threatened to sue the publication who claimed that Prince had the disease and was his cause of death.