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Lawyer: Prince ‘Wasn’t Walking Around Drugged Up,’ Paisley Park to Become Museum 



A lawyer for Prince is speaking up a week after his untimely death and denying reports of an overdose. Attorney L. Londell McMillan once managed the singer and knew him for 25 years.

McMillan spoke with the Associated Press Monday night, and he says he talked to Prince days before he died. The lawyer recalls Prince telling him “he was doing perfect” on April 17, after reports surfaced that the singer’s plane made an emergency landing days earlier at an Illinois airport.

Despite claims that Prince was given a “save shot” to counteract the overdose of the painkiller Percocet, McMillan says the performer was “not on any drugs that would be any cause for concern.” He went on to say that “people use medication. The question is, are you on meds in a dangerous way?”

He admits Prince may have been in pain and may have taken medication occasionally, but says Prince was a vegan and known for clean living.

“Everybody who knows Prince knows he wasn’t walking around drugged up,” McMillan told the AP. “That’s foolish. No one ever saw Prince and said, ‘He looks high.’ It wasn’t what he was about.”

McMillan notes that the fashion icon “had an amazing life,” and he says he was “shocked and overwhelmed” by Prince’s death.

The lawyer was present at the private memorial for the legendary artist, whose career spanned three decades. A publicist for the late star confirmed in a statement that Prince’s body had been cremated.

A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye. Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private. We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time. The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy. An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration.

Fans continued to have their own version of a memorial outside of Paisley Park, the compound where Prince lived and recorded music. AOL UK reports that the singer’s brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips – who is married to Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson – supposedly told fans outside the estate April 23 that the singer didn’t sleep for a continuous six days leading to his death.

“He worked 154 hours straight. I was with him just last weekend. He was a good brother-in-law.”

There are also talks of turning Paisley Park into a museum. Phillips told The Sun that the 50,000 square foot home in Chanhassen, Minnesota will be turned into a museum to honor the singer’s memory.

“It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy. Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”

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