The untimely death of Prince still has fans reeling over the news, and details surrounding the passing continue to come forth as the case develops. An attorney close to the case said that people from the singer’s team reached out to a notable drug addiction doctor in order to help Minneapolis superstar kick a painkiller addiction
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:
Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a national authority on opioid addiction treatment, was called by Prince representatives the night of April 20 because Prince “was dealing with a grave medical emergency,” said William Mauzy, a prominent Minneapolis attorney working with the Kornfeld family.
Kornfeld, who runs Recovery Without Walls in Mill Valley, Calif., could not clear his schedule to meet with Prince the next day, April 21, but he planned to fly out the following day.
So he sent his son, Andrew Kornfeld, who works with him, to Minnesota, with plans for him to go to Paisley Park to explain how the confidential treatment would work, Mauzy said.
“The plan was to quickly evaluate his health and devise a treatment plan,” Mauzy said, speaking on behalf of the Kornfelds. “… The doctor was planning on a lifesaving mission.”
It appears that the alleged meeting was true, as the Star Tribune added that other sources confirmed the upcoming meeting with Dr. Kornfeld. Andrew Kornfeld was on the scene of the singer’s Paisley Park studio and home at the time of his death.
Dr. Kornfeld is regarded for his expertise in treating opioid addiction using the substance, buprenorphine.