Mort de Prince: ce ne serait pas un suicide

Les causes de la mort de Prince restent toujours mystérieuse. La police indique que le corps de l'artiste ne comporte aucun signe de traumatisme, ni de suicide. La star est décédée jeudi à l'âge de 57 ans.
23 avr. 2016, 08:25
/ Màj. le 23 avr. 2016 à 08:27
Prince ne se serait pas suicidé.

"Nous n'avons aucune raison de croire à l'heure actuelle qu'il s'agit d'un suicide. Le reste entre dans le cadre de l'enquête", a souligné le shérif du comté de Carver. Il a ajouté qu'il n'y avait également "aucun signe de traumatisme".

Une autopsie du chanteur, menée vendredi matin par le bureau de médecine légale du Midwest, a duré quatre heures. Les résultats pourraient ne pas être publiés dans l'immédiat, a indiqué le service.

Une porte-parole du bureau a toutefois indiqué qu'"il n'y a aucune information à ce stade" concernant une éventuelle surdose de drogue. La mort du génie de la pop est entourée de rumeurs sur un possible abus de médicaments opiacés.

La porte-parole a fait savoir que le corps du chanteur avait été remis à ses proches. "Aucune information ne sera publiée tant que tous les résultats n'auront pas été obtenus", indique un communiqué du bureau des légistes.

Brève hospitalisation

"Rassembler les résultats prendra plusieurs jours et les résultats d'un examen toxicologique complet pourraient prendre des semaines", ajoute le communiqué.

Prince était encore en tournée aux Etats-Unis la semaine dernière. Il avait été brièvement hospitalisé il y a une semaine après un atterrissage d'urgence de son avion dans l'Illinois pour ce que son entourage avait qualifié de grippe.

Samedi dernier, le chanteur avait organisé une fête à Paisley Park lors de laquelle il avait joué deux airs au piano pour ensuite présenter ses fans à son médecin, selon le récit d'un des participants.

Jeudi matin, ce sont des employés de l'auteur des tubes planétaires "Purple Rain" et "Kiss", qui ont alerté la police, quand ils n'ont pas réussi à le joindre, avant de retrouver son corps dans un ascenseur de sa propriété de Paisley Park, à Minneapolis.

Prince a été vu vivant pour la dernière fois par une connaissance, qui l'a déposé à sa propriété, mercredi soir vers 20h00, a encore ajouté le shérif.

 

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File) ©KEYSTONE
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES HANDOUT-ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG -  HANDOUT MJF 2013 - US singer Prince performs on the Stravinski Hall stage during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, Sunday, July 14, 2013.  (Montreux Jazz Festival/2013 FFJM/Marc Ducrest)   *** HANDOUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, DARF NUR MIT VOLLSTAENDIGER QUELLENANGABE VERWENDET WERDEN, EDITORIAL USE ONLY ***..
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES HANDOUT-ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - HANDOUT MJF 2013 - US singer Prince performs on the Stravinski Hall stage during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, Sunday, July 14, 2013. (Montreux Jazz Festival/2013 FFJM/Marc Ducrest) *** HANDOUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, DARF NUR MIT VOLLSTAENDIGER QUELLENANGABE VERWENDET WERDEN, EDITORIAL USE ONLY ***.. ©(c) Marc Ducrest
epa05270789 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 August 2011 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57.  EPA/BALAZS MOHAI CORBIS OUT *** Local Caption *** 52626725
epa05270789 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 August 2011 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57. EPA/BALAZS MOHAI CORBIS OUT *** Local Caption *** 52626725 ©KEYSTONE
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG -  US singer Prince performs on stage in concert at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark, 04 July 2010. The festival, some 30 km west of Copenhagen, Denmark, which runs until 04 July 2010 is attended by some 75,000 rock fans.  EPA/JENS DIGE DENMARK OUT
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - US singer Prince performs on stage in concert at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark, 04 July 2010. The festival, some 30 km west of Copenhagen, Denmark, which runs until 04 July 2010 is attended by some 75,000 rock fans. EPA/JENS DIGE DENMARK OUT ©KEYSTONE
epa05270803 (FILE) A file picture dated 02 November 2010 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Palalottomatica indoor stadium in Rome, Italy. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57.  EPA/FABIO CAMPANA *** Local Caption *** 52626725
epa05270803 (FILE) A file picture dated 02 November 2010 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Palalottomatica indoor stadium in Rome, Italy. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57. EPA/FABIO CAMPANA *** Local Caption *** 52626725 ©KEYSTONE
epa05270804 (FILE) A file picture dated 02 November 2010 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Palalottomatica indoor stadium in Rome, Italy. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57.  EPA/FABIO CAMPANA *** Local Caption *** 52626725
epa05270804 (FILE) A file picture dated 02 November 2010 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Palalottomatica indoor stadium in Rome, Italy. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57. EPA/FABIO CAMPANA *** Local Caption *** 52626725 ©KEYSTONE
epa05270824 (FILE) A file picture dated 08 November 2010 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57.  EPA/DIRK WAEM  BELGIUM OUT *** Local Caption *** 52626725
epa05270824 (FILE) A file picture dated 08 November 2010 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57. EPA/DIRK WAEM BELGIUM OUT *** Local Caption *** 52626725 ©KEYSTONE
epa05270786 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 August 2011 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57.  EPA/BALAZS MOHAI CORBIS OUT *** Local Caption *** 52626725
epa05270786 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 August 2011 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57. EPA/BALAZS MOHAI CORBIS OUT *** Local Caption *** 52626725 ©KEYSTONE
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) ©KEYSTONE
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - United States artist Prince, left, performs during a jam session in the Montreux Jazz Cafe after his concert at the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, early Tuesday, July 17, 2007.  (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - United States artist Prince, left, performs during a jam session in the Montreux Jazz Cafe after his concert at the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, early Tuesday, July 17, 2007. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron) ©KEYSTONE
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - Security staff members hold umbrellas to protect U.S. artist Prince, left, leaving after the sound check for his two concerts the last day of the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, Saturday, July 18, 2009. Shortly before the concert, the Prince management ruled that no photographers will be allowed at the concert. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - Security staff members hold umbrellas to protect U.S. artist Prince, left, leaving after the sound check for his two concerts the last day of the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, Saturday, July 18, 2009. Shortly before the concert, the Prince management ruled that no photographers will be allowed at the concert. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron) ©KEYSTONE
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES HANDOUT-ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG -  HANDOUT MJF 2013 - US singer Prince performs on the Stravinski Hall stage during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, Sunday, July 14, 2013.  (Montreux Jazz Festival/2013 FFJM/Marc Ducrest)   *** HANDOUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, DARF NUR MIT VOLLSTAENDIGER QUELLENANGABE VERWENDET WERDEN, EDITORIAL USE ONLY ***..
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES HANDOUT-ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - HANDOUT MJF 2013 - US singer Prince performs on the Stravinski Hall stage during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, Sunday, July 14, 2013. (Montreux Jazz Festival/2013 FFJM/Marc Ducrest) *** HANDOUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, DARF NUR MIT VOLLSTAENDIGER QUELLENANGABE VERWENDET WERDEN, EDITORIAL USE ONLY ***.. ©(c) Marc Ducrest
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG -  US Popstar Prince, unten, mit seinem Gitarristen Levi Seacer Jr., spielt am 29. August 1993 im Hardturm-Stadion in Zuerich. (KEYSTONE/Alessandro della Valle)......
ZU DEN MEDIENBERICHTEN, WONACH DER SAENGER PRINCE IM ALTER VON 57 JAHREN GESTORBEN SEI, STELLEN WIR IHNEN AM DONNERSTAG, 21. APRIL 2016, FOLGENDES ARCHIVBILD ZUR VERFUEGUNG - US Popstar Prince, unten, mit seinem Gitarristen Levi Seacer Jr., spielt am 29. August 1993 im Hardturm-Stadion in Zuerich. (KEYSTONE/Alessandro della Valle)...... ©KEYSTONE