Celebrity Prince Died With 6.5 Times the Lethal Amount of Fentanyl in His Liver By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 27, 2018 @ 12:51PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images Legendary musician Prince passed away April 21, 2016 at age 57 and now, the singer’s cause of death is once again making headlines. On Tuesday, a toxicology report from his autopsy obtained by The Associated Press revealed that Prince had “exceedingly high” levels of fentanyl in his body at the time of his death, according to experts. Specifically, his blood contained 67.8 micrograms per liter. The report added that people have died from concentrations from three to 58 micrograms. As The Associated Press points out, fentanyl is a type of opioid that’s 50 times more intense than heroin. “The amount in his blood is exceedingly high, even for somebody who is a chronic pain patient on fentanyl patches,” Dr. Lewis Nelson, chairman of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, told the AP. VIDEO: Matthew Morrison Reacts to Death of Glee Co-Star Mark Salling The report also noted the level of fentanyl in Prince’s liver, which was 450 micrograms per kilogram. According to the report, 69 micrograms are enough to cause death. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office shared that Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in June 2016. This Astronaut Keeps Breaking Boundaries for Women at NASA In April 2017, a year after his death, authorities found several pills in different containers inside Prince's home, some of which tested positive for fentanyl and other drugs, according to a lab report the AP obtained. The source of the drugs has not been revealed to the public. As of last week, the prosecutor in the investigation reported a decision will be made “in the near future” about whether someone will be charged for them. Recently, Prince was back in headlines because of other celebrities. In February, Justin Timberlake controversially honored him with his Super Bowl halftime show performance. In April, Janelle Monáe will release her forthcoming album, Dirty Computer, which features music Prince gave her.