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Scoop: Warrant reveals doctor prescribed Prince drugs just before he died

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A Carver County sheriff’s vehicle enters Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on Tuesday, the same day a warrant revealed that a Minnesota doctor saw the pop star twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died, and prescribed him medication. (AP/Amy Forliti)

The latest in the investigation of Prince’s death: A search warrant reveals that Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg wrote the pop star prescriptions on April 7 and April 20, the day before his death, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The warrant was filed in Hennepin County, Minn. and carried out at North Memorial Medical Center in suburb of Robbinsdale.

TMZ reports that the doctor, who was affiliated with the center, was present at Paisley Park the day before the singer died, apparently dropping off results of tests he ran on the musician.

Meanwhile, the doctor seems to have disappeared. Lesa Bader, a spokeswoman for the medical center, said Schulenberg was a primary care physician at its Minnetonka clinic, but that he no longer works there.

No one answered the door at his home on Tuesday and a phone message left for him wasn’t immediately returned.

In other Prince news, authorities revisited Paisley Park on Tuesday, Carver County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud told the AP, in an instance of “being thorough.”

There’s even more: a 39-year-old Missouri man, Carlin Q. Williams, came forward, claiming to be Prince’s biological son.

TMZ reports that the man filed legal documents saying that his mother, Marsha Henson, met Prince in the lobby of the Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City in July 1976, drank wine with him, checked into a room and had unprotected sex.

Carlin, who is in federal prison for gun possession, wants to test Prince’s DNA samples against his.


Nick Jonas, on the cover of the upcoming issue of Out magazine, is getting used to people caring about his love life.

In an interview promoting his new album “Complicated,” he said, “The fact that people were intrigued by a 14-or-15-year-old’s relationships was strange to me,” he says. “Now I think it makes a bit more sense. I think it’s kind of amusing, people’s interests.”

But even so, “it definitely sucks,” he adds.

As for the handful of critics who accuse him of “gay baiting,” or playing to the LGBT community for publicity purposes, he says. “I think it’s really quite sad.”


Famed medium James Van Praagh is slated to appear at 11 a.m. May 17 at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose to broadcast his radio show; afterward he’ll lead an exclusive tour with special guests, then, in the ballroom, conduct what is believed to be the first séance in the “haunted mansion” in more than 40 years.


Model Blac Chyna is 28. … Actor Tim Blake Nelson is 52. … TV personality-chef Amanda Freitag is 44. … Former MTV VJ Martha Quinn is 57 … Singer Eric Burdon (The Animals, War) is 75. … Composer Carla Bley is 80. … Comedian Mort Sahl is 89.

— Staff, wire reports

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