The four-hour autopsy to determine Prince‘s cause of death ended Friday afternoon, but authorities say they are holding back on releasing results pending the return of toxicology reports. A rep for the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, the agency that conducted the autopsy, told TMZ that they are still collecting the musician’s medical records and Prince’s family’s medical history to aid in the investigation.
“Nothing will be released until everything is complete,” Martha Weaver, the spokeswoman for the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Nothing can be reported with a pending status.” She suggested that it will be weeks before the coroner’s report is made available.
A week ago, Prince’s plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois so that the star could be rushed to the hospital. He was later confirmed home safe, and the cause of the illness was attributed to the flu. The following day, he made a trip to a local record store, where he purchased a copy of Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book. He also hosted a dance party at his Paisley Park mansion. On Twitter, he announced the celebration as a way “2 GIVE THANX 4 THE GOOD WEATHER AND 4 ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT.”
But on Thursday morning, the local sheriff responded to a call for medical attention at Prince’s studio. The musician was found dead in his elevator when authorities arrived.