LOS ANGELES — Pop icon Prince was suffering from AIDS before being found dead a week ago and had refused treatment because he believed he could be cured by prayer, it has been claimed.
The Purple Rain singer, who was a Jehovah’s Witness, was diagnosed with the crippling condition just six months before he passed away, sources told the National Enquirer.
The 57-year-old weighed only 80lbs at the time of his demise and had been ‘preparing to die for a little while’, says the supermarket tabloid quoting a source.
A source, who was not identified by the Enquirer, said: “Doctors told Prince his blood count was unusually low and that his body temperature had dropped dangerously below the normal 98.6 degrees to 94 degrees.”
“He was totally iron-deficient, very weak and often disoriented. He rarely ate and when he did, it all came right back up. His face was yellowish, the skin on his neck was hanging off and the tips of fingers were brownish-yellow,” said the source.
CNN reported that the pain-killing substance was found on Prince while the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported that prescription pills were found where the musician died at the age of 57 last week at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.