Prince brushed off the concerns and staged an invite-only party at his Paisley Park compound outside Minneapolis, Minnesota the next day - nearly a week before his body was found in an elevator there on the 21st April (16). However, Thursday's report adds to speculation that Prince suffered from an opioid painkiller addiction, and that the addiction could have contributed to his death. Authorities announced the augmented investigation on Wednesday, shortly before reports of Prince's appointment with the addiction specialist surfaced. Mauzy added that Kornfeld never meant to administer the drugs to Prince; rather, he was planning on delivering them to a Minnesota doctor who Prince was scheduled to meet with on April the 21st, the day he was found dead. Lawyer William Mauzy said that Kornfeld's son, Andrew Kornfeld, a clinic staff member, traveled to Prince's suburban-Minneapolis home April the 21st for an initial discussion.
The 26-year-old son of an addiction and pain doctor helped in his father's medical practice by teaching young drug users in recovery to surf.
When Andrew Kornfeld arrived at Paisley Park, Prince was not available, Mauzy said.
"He (Dr. Kornfeld) felt it was a lifesaving mission".
An autopsy was done the day after Prince's death but results, including toxicology results, weren't expected for as many as four weeks.