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Attorney William Mauzy confirmed that Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a California-based specialist and a national authority on opioid addiction treatment, was contacted by representatives for the entertainer who said Prince "was dealing with a grave medical emergency." Mauzy works with the Kornfeld family.

Deputies from the Marin County Sheriff's Department responded to a possible cardiac arrest situation at her California home Monday night.

The singer, who died April 21, began requesting foods that were easier to digest, chef Ray Roberts told the AP. He was also fighting off "waves of sore throats and frequent upset stomachs."

Philadelphia-born soul singer Billy Paul, the man responsible for the 1972 hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones," died Sunday at his Blackwood, New Jersey home, his manager confirmed.

The cause of the longtime host's death has not been confirmed, although it is known Banks battled with diabetes and kidney problems for some time.

He found a concrete spot on Sesame Street as Mr. Handford, who ran Hooper's Store on the show from 1990 to 1998. Fans took to Twitter to offer condolences to the beloved actor.

Malik Taylor, the rapper known as Phife Dawg and a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, has died, according to Rolling Stone. He was 45.

In memory of the great Maurice White, we've listed our 10 favorite Earth, Wind & Fire cuts. If we missed one of your favorites, let us know in the comments.

After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White has died.

A year after Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious and face down in the bathtub of her Atlanta, Georgia townhouse, fans, relatives, and admirers alike are still awaiting details about just what happened to the 22-year-old daughter of pop diva Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.