Prince carried unconscious off jet days before death

Records indicate that Prince's bodyguard carried him unconscious off his private jet during an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. on Saturday night.

- Fire and ambulance records released Wednesday by the City of Moline, Ill. indicate Prince’s bodyguard carried him unconscious off of his private jet after it made an emergency landing six days before he died at Paisley Park.

The heavily redacted document, which has very little detail about the response, says emergency personnel responded to a call of an “unresponsive passenger” and arrived on April 15 at 1:24 a.m. at the Quad City International Airport taxiway. They cleared the scene by 2:16 a.m. Details about his treatment were not released.

The document stated: "T12 arrived first and began pt care pt was carried down from airplane by pts body guard. T12 drove A13 to hospital."

Prince’s jet was traveling to Minneapolis after he finished playing two concerts in one night in Atlanta.

The death of Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson, 57, died Thursday, April 21 at his home at Paisley Park. He was last seen alive at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. He did not respond to calls on Thursday morning, which prompted his friends and staff to call in a welfare check around 9:30 a.m. on April 21. Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, according to the Carver County Sheriff's office. Deputies attempted CPR, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

No known will

Six documents were filed in Carver County probate court Tuesday morning pertaining to the estate of Prince. The documents list 6 living heirs -- Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson and 5 half-siblings. Tyka Nelson says Prince had no known will.

"I do not know of the existence of a Will and have no reason to believe that the Decedent executed testamentary documents in any form," reads part of the filing from Tyka Nelson. READ MORE

Prince's property

Paisley Park has an assessed value of $6.7 million, but property records obtained by Fox 9 show Prince owned 15 properties in Carver County worth nearly $30 million. The properties were held under Paisley Park, Inc. READ MORE

Music vault

Prince had recently signed a big deal with the music streaming service Tidal and reached a settlement with Warner Brothers that gave him ownership of his back catalogue. Among the treasures inside Paisley Park is the so-called vault in the basement, where Prince reportedly kept the master recordings to hundreds of unpublished songs and at least two complete albums. IN-DEPTH: Future of Prince's estate up in air

“There will be a spike in income [when] people of that ilk pass away, especially in [their] 50s,” said entertainment attorney Lee Phillip, who became Prince's lawyer when he was just 18 and represented him for more than a decade.


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