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Reply #60 posted 06/02/16 9:48am

AnnaStesia91

I hate the pharma industry, I hate doctors that push these prescriptions. I'm sad all over again. I keep telling folks leave these damn pills alone. Nothing good can come of legal heroin.
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Reply #61 posted 06/02/16 9:49am

jillybean

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bawl

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #62 posted 06/02/16 9:49am

jillybean

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AnnaStesia91 said:

I hate the pharma industry, I hate doctors that push these prescriptions. I'm sad all over again. I keep telling folks leave these damn pills alone. Nothing good can come of legal heroin.

Agreed. They cut off pain receptors. Who wouldn't want to feel (or not feel, as it were) that way?!?

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #63 posted 06/02/16 9:50am

traceyp23

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So fucking what? Changes nothing, we all still love him. Rest in peace bro prince

Yes.

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Reply #64 posted 06/02/16 9:51am

nursev

What else can they tell us tomorrow...just let all the results out. I cant take too much more of this.

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Reply #65 posted 06/02/16 9:51am

theloyalone

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Someone of his size, work ethic and pain level...this is very easy to do. So sad.
Doesn't change my view of him one bit. We love you Prince

I could not have said it better
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Reply #66 posted 06/02/16 9:51am

Marrk

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Poor Prince. sad

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #67 posted 06/02/16 9:52am

Spanky

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No shit! We knew he OD'd! What we want to know is WHY?!? What pain was he medicating? And don't tell me it was his fucking hips.
I wish u heaven
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Reply #68 posted 06/02/16 9:53am

WeepyEyedWhite
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pureTsexy said:

Someone of his size, work ethic and pain level...this is very easy to do. So sad. Doesn't change my view of him one bit. We love you Prince

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Reply #69 posted 06/02/16 9:53am

nursev

and where did he get more pills? Jesus...

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Reply #70 posted 06/02/16 9:54am

Arunas

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He was around people ALL of the time, if he was in any serious pain, I am sure these people, many many many many people, would have known.

He took pain meds, thats why no one "saw the pain". And he wasn't around people "all the time". He lived in his estate, privately, we all know that, or rather, thats why we know nothing. And most of the time he was around "many many many" people was his performances, for which he needed to take the meds.

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Reply #71 posted 06/02/16 9:56am

kathyanner

I can't believe there is not more to this story... or maybe I just can't believe he is gone.... grouphug

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Reply #72 posted 06/02/16 9:56am

endiadj

why do people WANT there to be some underlying illness? it's like some want him to have had some horrific disease. sometimes it just is what it is.
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Reply #73 posted 06/02/16 9:57am

keenly

Big pharma strikes again.

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Reply #74 posted 06/02/16 9:58am

nursev

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Big pharma strikes again.

indeed

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Reply #75 posted 06/02/16 10:00am

Revolution

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endiadj said:

why do people WANT there to be some underlying illness? it's like some want him to have had some horrific disease. sometimes it just is what it is. [Edited 6/2/16 9:56am]

I need an explaination WHY he was taking the pills.

Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #76 posted 06/02/16 10:00am

PurpleMusic07

Somehow I was kind of hoping it was something else. the flu wore him down.. or something. But of course its the most obvious thing. and for me the OD isnt an issue (though im really hoping that it doesnt come out that he diid have some kinf of recreational issue), the issue is now how it looks. this is the kind of thing that fucks up legacies, and he doesnt deserve that. i truly truly hope that if this does turn out to be a od triggered by a dependence brought on by a medical issue that the media and public respect that reality without trying to turn it into something else.
"Where you are now is in a place that does not require time." - Rest In Power, PRINCE
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Reply #77 posted 06/02/16 10:01am

NorthC

pureTsexy said:

Someone of his size, work ethic and pain level...this is very easy to do. So sad.
Doesn't change my view of him one bit. We love you Prince

Yep. Just like it doesn't change my view of Jimi Hendrix or Marvin Gaye or Bob Marley... All great artists that left us too soon... sad
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Reply #78 posted 06/02/16 10:01am

WeepyEyedWhite
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Bunsterdk said:

This is really nothing new, is it? I think we knew as much, it is only a matter of how, why, what etc etc. Still making him out to be a junkie, and I am certain he wasn't. Hopefully they will be forthcoming with some more information to clear his name. This is just heartbreaking. sad

Unfortunately the word "overdose" brings about negative images of someone in a back alley shooting up....and the media will run with that image. An overdose can simply be taking 10mg instead of 5mg, depending on the drug. P's small frame and the fact that he didn't eat or rest much probably made it easier for him to "overdose". cry

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Reply #79 posted 06/02/16 10:04am

lynx

One thing that has come out of this is that it looks like he acknowledged he had a problem with drugs and was is the process of receiving help, and by all indications from the "elevator" story it may have been just ONE day too late, that part is the most tragic.

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Reply #80 posted 06/02/16 10:04am

GirlBrother

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Fury said:

His estate needs to hold all those trash rags accountable for saying he died of AIDS.


An overdose doesn't negate the possibility of any other medical condition.
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Reply #81 posted 06/02/16 10:06am

terrig

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This is best case scenario folks, it really is. Unless you wanted a result where this death was unavoidable (like cancer), which I can understand too. But no street drugs, and given the source that gave us this news on day one gave us a narrative with it (hip pain, painkillers from around 2010), this is tragic for our beloved Prince but not even a tiny dent on his reputation. If anything, people will wonder how he functioned so well and so often throughout all of this downturn in his fortunes. And the only answer they'll come up with is - because he was Prince.



I have to agree. The fact he was able to function is ASTOUNDING. And while the last two weeks were worrying and... if I'm honest I have to admit to feeling sick that something bad was appening just because of the public nature of the plane landing - my heart went full-on this is an emergency and I couldnt shake that feeling.

Prince was the best of our generation, and the best ever....we were lucky to have had him, and I am glad he knows no more pain, no more expectations and the endless love of God while he sits and holds his son in a warm embrace. Rest in peace sweet Prince.

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Reply #82 posted 06/02/16 10:07am

kristy

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Two things iam sad about
One that he was in that much pain
Two that a drug Robbed him of years and took him from us
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Reply #83 posted 06/02/16 10:07am

WeepyEyedWhite
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nursev said:

and where did he get more pills? Jesus...

Someone with his status and money can go thru loopholes to get ANYTHING they want/need.

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Reply #84 posted 06/02/16 10:07am

speakeasy

This is a national epidemic that affects rich and poor in all communities in the US.

Here are some sobering statisitics I found on a page (linked below) They are 6 years old, so you know it's worse now -->


Between the years 1999 and 2010, sales for prescription painkillers to hospitals, doctors and pharmacies increased fourfold.
By 2010, the number of pain medications prescribed was enough to keep every single American medicated for one month’s time.


Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths from pain medications has increased by 300 percent.
In 2008, opiate addiction statistics deaths resulting from prescription pain meds totaled 14,800. This number amounts to over and above the combined total for heroin and cocaine-related deaths.


In 2009, the abuse of prescription painkiller drugs accounted for more than 475,000 emergency room visits.
This number represents a twofold increase in drug-related emergency room visits since 2005.


As of 2010, opiate addiction statistics show over 12 million Americans reported using prescription pain medications for non-medical purposes
without having obtained an actual prescription.


In 2010, an estimated two million people reported abusing prescription pain medication for the first time within the previous 12 month period.
This number amounts to 5,500 people a day abusing prescription pain meds for the first time.


http://www.addictions.com...tatistics/

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Reply #85 posted 06/02/16 10:07am

mrwiggles

Am I the only one here to recognize this is not an official report? A law enforcement official who is not supposed to talk to the media, talks to the media. This is the same old same old we've been getting for several weeks. I don't trust the source and will hold judgment until the official report comes out.
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Reply #86 posted 06/02/16 10:08am

duccichucka

AnnaStesia91 said:

I hate the pharma industry, I hate doctors that push these prescriptions. I'm sad all over again. I keep telling folks leave these damn pills alone. Nothing good can come of legal heroin.


Prince is to blame for his death: not "big pharm," and not doctors who are pushermen/women. And
"telling folks leave these damn pills alone" is too simplistic. We have discovered that the "just say
no" policy was a crock of shit and does not do much in helping addicts treat their illness/addiction. I
think Prince bought into the "Prince mystique" and therefore took advantage of MVP treatment from
doctors and enablers in his camp.

And to be more specific, addiction is to blame for his death as well. But all directions from his death
lead to Prince's actions and decisions.

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Reply #87 posted 06/02/16 10:08am

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Never thought he had a drug problem; what a tragedy. Wished he got some help before it was too late. sad
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #88 posted 06/02/16 10:09am

duccichucka

WeepyEyedWhiteGirl said:

nursev said:

and where did he get more pills? Jesus...

Someone with his status and money can go thru loopholes to get ANYTHING they want/need.


Exactly.

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Reply #89 posted 06/02/16 10:09am

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Prince is not stupid, an overdose does not mean he was in a LOT of pain, there could have been interactions with something else, etc. Do you guys honestly think Prince would just keep poppin these like they were skittles if he was in pain? Absolutely he would not.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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