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Prince autopsy results ready in weeks


A post-mortem examination has been carried out on the body of United States music superstar, Prince but officials warn it may take weeks for full results to be ready.

A spokesperson for the Midwest chief medical examiner in Minnesota said his body would be released to his family later on Friday, the BBC reports.

Prince died suddenly at his home in the state on Thursday, aged 57.

A wave of tributes has swept around the world for the enigmatic musician who sold more than 100million records.

In London, U.S President Barack Obama said he had started the day listening to the Prince songs – Purple Rain and Delirious.

They had been playing, he told a news conference, at the U.S ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park, Winfield House. “I loved Prince because he put out great music,” he said. “It’s a remarkable loss.”

Fans gathered across America to dance and sing along to hits by Prince.

Illuminated buildings from Las Vegas to Melbourne, Australia, turned purple – the colour with which he was associated.