Amid rumors that music superstar Prince may have died of AIDS, many are reacting to the news with either shock or skepticism.
The National Enquirer released a new report this week claiming that Prince was diagnosed with AIDS six months ago, and he was apparently "preparing to die for a while," as Daily Mail reports from further details in the Enquirer.
"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," a source said. "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 a brownish-yellow."
Prescription opioid medication was found on the scene during the investigation into the music icon's death. This is commonly used to treat pain.
News that Prince could have died of AIDS has spread around the internet, but not everyone is believing it.
— Mia McEntee (@MiaMcEntee) April 28, 2016
First Prince died of an heart attack, then a over dose, now AIDS? AIDS? Really...something is being covered up. pic.twitter.com/8nZJyVFaQ5
— Colored Family (@ToHighToGetOvah) April 29, 2016
So Prince had AIDS now???
— B-Hot (@GUYNAMEDBRANDON) April 29, 2016
I'm so upset about the smear campaign w/ #Prince . Saying he had AIDS and saying he was addicted to pain killers. This is some BS
— Bambi Eyez (@DatGirlDi) April 29, 2016
Damn so Prince died from AIDS? That's crazy man
— Bougie Badazz (@KDot_Florence) April 29, 2016
Wait, what??? They're saying Prince died from AIDS
— IG: IKE_SUPREME (@Ike_Supreme) April 29, 2016
Representatives for Prince have not responded to these claims.