The official cause of death is listed at ‘Fentanyl toxicity,’ i.e., a drug overdose from an extremely potent type of painkiller. Fentanyl is prescribed for limited situations like heart surgery, and late-stage cancer victims, and features a burst of opioid effects. It’s described as carrying 100 times the potency of morphine, and 50 times the potency of pure heroin.
Prince’s autopsy report also confirms that the singer was cremated shortly after his death, a development that will hopefully curb lingering conspiracy theories related to the singer’s final resting place.
The date of death was confirmed as April 21st, 2016, which is when Prince was found unresponsive in the elevator of his home.