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Prince autopsy scheduled for Friday morning

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An autopsy of legendary singer and funk legend Prince will take place on Friday, one day after his death at his home and studio Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed.

The autopsy will begin at 9 a.m. local time, according to a release.

“As part of a complete exam, relevant information regarding [Prince’s] medical and social history will be gathered,” the release states. “Anything which could be relevant to the investigation will be taken into consideration.”

The star was found at his compound — just outside Minneapolis — early Thursday morning and was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. according to police.

At the time of his death, no cause was revealed. Paramedics attempted to perform CPR on Prince but authorities said they were unable to revive the singer after he was found unresponsive in an elevator at the studio. He was 57.

Following his death, the world mourned Prince with touching tributes in his hometown Minneapolis, on late night TV, and on social media. Spike Lee held a dance party in the middle of a Brooklyn street. Jennifer Hudson brought The Color Purple audience to tears with a rendition of “Purple Rain.” And memorials around he world turned their lights purple.

See the Midwest Medical Examiners Office’s statement in full below.

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