Prince showed 'no obvious signs of trauma' - officials say

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An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of death of the legendary musician, Prince. Although results from Prince's autopsy won't be released for several weeks, officials have stated that there were no obvious signs of trauma.

During a press conference, Sheriff Jim Olson from Carver County, Minnesota said: "there were no obvious signs of trauma…results from the autopsy may take several weeks which is not unusual. This will continue to be an open investigation until the results come back."

He continued: "We have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide. It's early in the investigation, and we will continue to investigate… This is a tragedy for all of us."

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Stars flooded to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary musician

"To you Prince Rogers Nelson was a celebrity, to us he was a community member... In life, he was a private person, and we're going to continue to respect his privacy and dignity. We also respect the public's right to information."

The 57-year-old was pronounced dead at 10:08 a.m. on 21 April after friends went to check on him and contacted the authorities when finding him unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate.

Results of the autopsy will take several weeks to be released

Although the cause of death has not been announced, the singer had been taken ill with flu-like symptoms on his jet just days before his death, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing. He was briefly hospitalised then released three hours later.

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Friends and admirers flooded to social media to pay tribute to the Oscar-winning performer. Lenny Kravitz wrote: "My musical brother... My friend... The one who showed me the possibilities within myself, changed everything, and kept his integrity until the end, is gone. I am heartbroken."

Meanwhile Katy Perry tweeted: "And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic. Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much."