Painkiller prescribed for Prince in another name

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker tragically passed away on April 21 past year aged 57 after an accidental Fentanyl overdose, and reports from the search warrants released by Minnesota authorities, which have been obtained by TMZ, have revealed the music legend's home was laden with pills prescribed to Peter Bravestrong, which was believed to be the alias Prince went under to maintain his privacy.

It's been almost a year since Prince died from an accidental overdose at the Paisley Park estate, after being found unresponsive in one of the elevators. FILE - In this April 21, 2016, file photo, a rainbow appears over Prince's Paisley Park estate near a memorial for the rock superstar in Chanhassen, Minn. Andrew Kornfeld told investigators that without his father's knowledge he brought a drug used to help with opioid addiction treatment, though it was never administered.

According to the warrants, authorities searched his estates as well as looking through the star's mobile phone records and email accounts.

According to search warrants unsealed Monday, authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of Prince's associates, and Prince's emails to try to determine where he got the fentanyl that killed him.

Police officers searching Prince's home after his death found a huge stash of narcotic medications, according to newly released search warrants.

The documents also say some of the drugs in Prince's bedroom were in a suitcase with the name "Peter Bravestrong" on it. The suitcase contained prescription pill bottles in the name of Kirk Johnson, and a closer examination of those pill bottles revealed that not all the pills inside the containers were the pills listed on the prescription. Johnson was Prince's bodyguard.

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The unsealed documents confirmed reports from law enforcement sources past year that multiple prescription painkillers were found in Prince's home, belying his public reputation for living a clean and healthy vegan lifestyle.

Detectives were "made aware by witnesses that were interviewed, that Prince recently had a history of going through withdrawals, which are believed to be the result of the abuse of prescription medication", the documents said.

But he "put the prescription in Kirk Johnson's name for Prince's privacy". The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last summer that Prince's pills may have been mislabeled and that he did not know they contained fentanyl, an opioid medication that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

Investigators have said little publicly about the case over the a year ago, other than it is active. Although the medical examiner's office released the cause of death, the full toxicology report was not - and will not be - released. Complaints typically take 90 to 120 days to resolve, she said. They found nothing that would confirm the source of the fentanyl that killed him.

Martinez of the Minnesota medical board said it's "quite infrequent" for a doctor to write out a prescription for someone in another person's name.

Prince's half-brother, Duane Nelson, said he used to get the drug for Prince to help him come down after shows, attorney Michael B. Padden said.

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