Prince’s Doctor Questioned by Police

By Robyn Collins

The doctor that prescribed Prince medicine the day before he died is being questioned by police. Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, who saw Prince twice in the weeks before his death is under investigation, according to a search warrant.

The warrant, which was filed on May 5 and made public this week,  states that Schulenberg treated Prince on April 7 and April 20 and prescribed him medication, reported KSTP-TV and the Los Angeles Times. However, the warrant does not identify what medications were prescribed or whether Prince actually consumed them.

Related: Prince’s Name Protected by Minnesota Law

Investigators interviewed Schulenberg and searched Minneapolis’ North Memorial Medical Center, where he worked as a primary care physician. A spokesperson for the hospital said Schulenberg has since left the clinic.

Although the actual cause of Prince’s death has not been revealed, police have confirmed that they are investigating the possibility that the music legend died from an overdose of prescription medication. Allegedly, the painkiller Percocet was found in his body during an autopsy.

Police returned to Prince’s Paisley Park home on May 10, with the Carver county sheriff’s office Chief Deputy. They told Associated Press they were “being thorough” with their investigation.

Since Prince had no will DNA tests will be used to determine who will inherit his vast estate.

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