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Did Prince Hide Painkiller Paper Trail?

| by Sean Kelly
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Prince reportedly went to great lengths to hide the paper trail leading toward his prescription drug addiction.

The legendary singer visited Walgreens at least four different times during the week prior to his death. Family members said they believe he chose a pharmacy six miles from his home in order to hide the paper trail.

Prince’s friend and personal chef, Ray Roberts, said that the singer was not in his usual condition the night before his death.

“He didn't seem like his normal self that night. He'd been like that for months,” he said, Daily Mail reported. Roberts said he was constantly worried about his friend leading up to his death because Prince always appeared ill.

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“The last few months he had the flu or a cold, always. There was always something going on. He was off his game and needed to rest. I had to be careful about what I was serving him,” he said.

Prince was photographed at Walgreens, where he picked up his final prescription, the night before his death,TMZ reported. 

A hearing is scheduled for May 2 to figure out what will be done with the singer’s estate. Prince, who died April 21, had no known will and leaves an estimated fortune of $300 million. 

Prince died unmarried and without any known children, though many have come forward over the years claiming to be offspring.

“To prove whether you're a love child could be an uphill battle,” Heir Hunters International owner Shar Mansukhani told ABC News. The agency is currently investigating heirs to Prince’s fortune — coming across one person so far whose story piqued their interest.

“He was born in the '80s and his mother crossed paths with Prince a couple times,” co-owner Joh Hilbert said.

One relative, a teenage grandniece, is set to inherit a portion of the singer’s estate.

“She will inherit the share that her grandparent would've been entitled to,” Minnesota attorney Chris Burns said. 

Sources: Daily Mail, TMZ, ABC News / Photo credit: ABC News

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