Prince, the iconic ’80s rocker, was at the top of his form in 1984 when he was filmed during rehearsal working on his song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” His estate released a video montage from the rehearsal today (Apr. 19) to mark the anniversary of his death two years ago.
Prince, 57, died from an opioid overdose in April, 2016.
Ironically, Carver County Attorney Mark Metz also announced today that no criminal charges would be filed as a result of his death, which Metz said was “accidental.”
“Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him,” the government official said.
The singer died of a fentanyl overdose after taking counterfeit Vicodin pills that were laced with the deadly drug. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, his Minnesota home and recording studio. He was 57.
The coroner’s report found that he had an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. None of the medications found in Prince’s home were prescribed to him, according to court documents unsealed in April 2017.
Prince, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, battled opioid addiction for years leading up to his death.
For Prince fans, the footage released today by his estate is a rare look at the artist. The song, “Nothing Compares 2 U” was released by Irish singer Sinead O’Connor and became a huge hit for her.
Check out the new video footage below and O’Connor’s version of the song.