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Prince death ruled a painkiller overdose

New York - Prince died from an accidental overdose of painkillers, autopsy results showed Thursday, confirming the pop icon as the highest-profile victim of the US epidemic of opioid abuse.

Prince mourned in private church service

New York - Late pop icon Prince was remembered in a private ceremony at his church, with his family looking to hold a public event in August.

Addiction specialist rushed to see Prince before death

New York - A specialist in painkiller addiction hurriedly made plans to see Prince hours before the music legend was found unconscious, a lawyer said Wednesday, offering possible new clues on the singer's sudden death.

Woman says she is Prince's half-sister, claims part of estate

Washington - A woman claiming to be Prince's half-sister has come forward saying she is entitled to part of the late pop star's multimillion-dollar estate, legal documents show.

Prince left no will to vast estate, sister tells court

New York - Prince's sister said Tuesday that the pop icon left behind no will as she sought an administrator to oversee one of the most legendary estates in the music world.

3 days after death, Prince sold more than 2.3 million records

Pop icon Prince grabbed the top spot on the U.S. music chart, just days following his sudden death in his Minnesota home.

A mentor like few others, Prince leaves protege legacy

New York - Prince may not have had biological children but he is survived by a vast number of proteges, who found in the late pop icon a mentor like few others.

Review: Bruce Springsteen honors Prince with 'Purple Rain' cover

Brooklyn - Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen opened his concert at the Barclays Center on April 23 with a cover of Prince's "Purple Rain."

Former Prince engineer wants vault music released

Minneapolis - The sound engineer who helped create Prince's legendary vault stuffed with decades of unreleased songs believes his secret horde should be opened up and made available to historians, scholars and fans."For me personally, I'd say why not?

Prince cremated, with resting place secret

Chanhassen - Loved ones cremated pop icon Prince with his final resting place to remain a secret, two days after his sudden death stunned the music world.

With mythic vaults, Prince could also be prolific posthumously

New York - Prince was legendarily prolific over his four-decade career and even death may not stop him, with the pop icon storing a massive stash of unreleased work in his vaults.

Review: Chuck Wicks pays tribute to Prince with 'Purple Rain' cover

Country singer Chuck Wicks has paid homage to the late musician Prince by covering his smash classic single "Purple Rain."

Autopsy underway to find cause of death of music icon Prince

Chanhassen - Authorities began Friday examining the remains of U.S. music star Prince, who was found dead a day earlier at his home and recording studio complex just outside Minneapolis.

Prince fused 'black soul' with 'white rock': Music experts

London - Prince created a new sound by fusing black American musical styles with white rock, and deeply influenced the current generation of artists, music experts said.

No signs of trauma, suicide in Prince death: police

Chanhassen - There was no evidence of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his huge compound or any indication the late music icon committed suicide, US authorities said.

Prince: Autopsy to find cause of death scheduled for today

The coroner's office in Minneapolis will conduct an autopsy on the late pop star Prince today. Prince died yesterday, his cause of death is unknown.

Prince found unresponsive in elevator, CPR failed: Sheriff

Los Angeles - Emergency personnel tried and failed to revive music legend Prince, who died Thursday at age 57, after finding him slumped unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studios in Minnesota, the local sheriff said.

Legendary musician Prince dead at 57

Chanhassen - The iconic multi-talented musician Prince was found dead at his Minnesota home and recording studio Thursday. He was 57 years old.

Music legend Prince dead at 57

Los Angeles - Pop icon Prince, whose pioneering brand of danceable funk made him one of the most influential figures in music, died Thursday at his compound in Minnesota. He was 57.

Moroccan Prince avoids hand kiss in funny viral video

A video featuring the current heir to the Moroccan throne,12-year-old Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco, is going viral on the Internet.

Eban Brown of The Stylistics on his new solo project Special

A member of the famed four-piece since 2000, soul singer Eban Brown is spreading his wings as a solo artist and releasing a brand new single. Digital Journal spoke to him.

Prince advises musicians not to sign record contracts

One of music's most popular artists has an interesting take on record deals: "I'm gonna say the word – slavery," said Prince, according to NPR. "I would tell any young artist ... don't sign."

Belgian prince attacks 'Stasi' royal family for sabotaging career

Brussels - Prince Laurent, brother to Belgium's King Philippe, attacked the royal family and their entourage Thursday, saying they were like the Stasi secret police and had sabotaged his career for years.

Actor Tahj Mowry talks music career, new single 'Flirt' and EP Special

On March 13, actor Tahj Mowry took some time from his schedule to sit down and chat with Digital Journal at a cafe in an iconic building in New York City.

Spain's future king Felipe urges nation to unite

Madrid - Spain's new king-in-waiting, Prince Felipe, urged Spaniards to unite for a better future on Wednesday in his first public remarks since King Juan Carlos announced an end to his 39-year reign.

Marshall Tucker Band's logo praised as iconic artist brand

The legendary southern rock group Marshall Tucker Band's logo has been praised as an iconic artist brand, according to a recent edition of Grammy Magazine.

Prince returns to London

Pop singer Prince has announced an unexpected concert series in London next month. The diminutive star will play in a series of smaller venues.

Prince to guest star on 'New Girl' Super Bowl episode

Fox's Super Bowl afterparty has just gotten even sweeter with the announcement that R&B and soul icon Prince will be guest starring on the hit comedy "New Girl."

Prince to headline Samsung's South by Southwest closing party

Austin - It's official! Music legend Prince is set to take the stage at Samsung's South By Southwest music conference on Saturday.

Prince returns with new song and website

Prince, the artist formerly known as a few different names, is back. Fans will be pleased to know that he has a new website, and song, but is the new song any good?.
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