Autopsy: Prince died of fentanyl overdose

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. A federal prisoner in Colorado has filed a paternity claim, released Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with a Minnesota court against the estate of Prince, the latest claimant in what could grow into a long line of people asserting that they’re entitled to a piece of the musician’s fortune. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

CHICAGO (AP) –  A Minnesota medical examiner says Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

The report from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office was issued Thursday, more than a month after the music superstar was found dead at age 57 at his Paisley Park mansion.

The single-page report said Prince “self-administered fentanyl,” referring to a synthetic opioid many times more potent than heroin.

The report was signed by Quinn Strobl, the office’s chief medical examiner.

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