Prince's Autopsy Results Could Take Weeks

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Prince performs at the 10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival at the Superdome on July 2, 2004 in New Orleans. 

The autopsy for the legendary musician Prince will take place Friday morning, but fans anxious for news will likely have to wait for some time.

Results from the examination, which usually takes three hours, will likely not be released for several weeks, Martha Weaver, spokeswoman for the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office toldThe Hollywood Reporter

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"Nothing will be released until everything is complete. Nothing can be reported with a pending status," she said. 

Speculation on the cause of Prince's death is just that, speculation, Weaver said. Nothing will be known until the autopsy is complete and toxicology results come back to the office, she added. 

Information regarding Prince's medical and social history will be gathered as part of the exam, Weaver said.

Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator inside his Paisley Park residence Thursday morning. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

The autopsy will be preformed by Dr. A. Quinn Strobl, chief medical examiner for the Midwest.

Strobl has been a practicing forensic pathologist since completing her fellowship in 2005, Weaver said.  

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter


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