The world is still mourning the loss of Prince, music legend and icon, and it will take quite a while before this all stops feeling like a horrible dream. The singer-songwriter was found unresponsive in his Paisley Park home and studio and now the transcript from the 911 call reveals the frantic moment his body was found.

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An unidentified male calls for help, still quite shocked and struggling to come to grips with what’s going on. It’s a little further along before the unidentified male confirms that the person found unconscious is Prince. 

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“Dispatcher: OK, have you found an address yet? 

Unidentified Male: Yea, um, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry I need, I need the address here? 

Unidentified Female: 7801. 

Unidentified Male: 7801. 

Dispatcher: 7801 what? 

Unidentified Male: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park. 

Dispatcher: You’re at Paisley Park, OK, that’s in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who’s … 

Unidentified Male: Yes, it’s Prince.”

Shortly after first responders arrive Prince is declared DOA – dead on arrival. It’s heartbreaking to read and impossible to come to terms with.

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RIP, Prince.

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