The untimely death of Prince on April 21, 2016, shocked the world. The 57-year-old was found dead shortly after it had been reported that he was suffering from a cold. He left hospital against medical advice after becoming unresponsive because of an overdose on April 15.
After seeking further treatment on April 20, Prince died in his home after accidentally overdosing on fentanyl – an opioid. While no criminal charges were brought about, his family are now suing the hospital he left on April 15 for not treating his first overdose properly.
Check out the video below to learn about the incredible vault Prince left behind:
It’s no secret that Prince was one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century, and it was common knowledge that his Paisley Park estate contained a vault filled with previously unreleased music – a vault which only the 57-year-old knew the code to.
After his passing, the vault was forced open, and it has been reported to contain so much music that a new Prince album could be released every year for the next century.
The vault was opened for the first time during the investigation into the singer’s death in 2016.
It was extensively photographed by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, but only now have the photographs been released.
Princes’ former sound engineer, Susan Rodgers, said that the vault itself is older than Prince’s 1984 hit album Purple Rain. She deserves full credit for its existence in the first place as she was the one who came up with the idea for the vault.