Transcript of 911 call to Prince’s compound

In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP)

A transcript of the 911 call at 9:43 a.m. Thursday from Prince’s Paisley Park compound to the Carver County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office:

Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?

Unidentified Male: Hi there, um, what’s the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.

D: OK.

UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

D: OK, what’s the address?

UM: Um, we’re at Prince’s house.

D: OK, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yea, yea, OK, hold on.

D: OK, your cellphone’s not going to tell me where you’re at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yea, we have um, yea, we have um, so, yea, um, the person is dead here.

D: OK, get me the address please.

UM: OK, OK, I’m working on it.

D: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught.

D: I understand they are distraught, but —

UM: I’m working on it, I’m working on it.

D: OK, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don’t know, I don’t know.

D: OK.

UM: Um, so we’re, we’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we are at the home of Prince.

D: You’re in Minneapolis?

UM: Yea, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

D: You’re sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That’s correct.

D: OK, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yea, um, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry I need, I need the address here?

Unidentified Female: 7801.

Unidentified Male: 7801.

D: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.

D: You’re at Paisley Park, OK, that’s in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who’s …

UM: Yes, it’s Prince.

D: OK.

UM: The person.

D: OK, stay on the line with me.

UM: OK

(phone ringing)

Ridgeview Ambulance dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.

D: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.

Ambulance dispatcher: Paisley Park Studios, OK.

D: 7801 Audubon Road.

Ambulance dispatcher: OK.

D: We have a person down, not breathing.

Ambulance dispatcher: Down, not breathing.

D: Yup.

UM: He’s, he’s —

D: We’re going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal sir.

(Carver County Dispatcher 2 comes on line)

Ambulance dispatcher: Yea, Kayley, this is Shirley at Ridgeview. You can cancel anybody going to Aubudon, confirmed DOA.

Dispatcher 2: OK, thank you.

Ambulance dispatcher: All right, thanks, bye.

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Source: Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

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