MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has released the transcript of the 911 call placed Thursday morning at Paisley Park.

Deputies arrived at the Chanhassen complex just before 9:45 a.m., and Prince was pronounced dead about 25 minutes later.


Dispatcher 1: 911, where is your emergency?

Unidentified Male At Paisley Park: Hi there, um, what’s the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.

D1: Okay.

UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

D1: Ok, what’s the address?

UM: Um, we’re at Prince’s house.

D1: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yea, yea, okay, hold on.

D1: Okay, your cell phone’s not going to tell me where you’re at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yea, we have um, yea, we have um, so, yeah, um, the person is dead here.

D1: Okay, get me the address please.

UM: Okay, okay, I’m working on it.

D1: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught.

D1: I understand that they are distraught, but …

UM: I’m working on it, I’m working on it.

D1: Okay, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don’t know, I don’t know.

D1: Okay.

UM: Um, so we’re, we’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.

D1: You’re in Minneapolis?

UM: Yea, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

D1: You’re sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That’s correct.

EC: Okay, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yea, I’m sorry, I’m so sorry I need, I need the address here?

Unidentified Female: 7801.

UM: 7801.

D1: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.

D1: You’re at Paisley Park, okay, that’s in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who’s …

UM: Yes, it’s Prince.

D1: Okay.

UM: The person.

D1: Okay, stay on the line with me.

UM: Okay.

[Phone ringing]
[Ambulance dispatcher joins call]

D1: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78 …

AD: Paisley Park Studios, okay.

D1: 7801 Audubon Road.

AD: Okay.

D1: We have a person down, not breathing.

AD: Down, not breathing.

D1: Yup.

UM: He’s, he’s …

D1: We’re going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal sir.

[Second Carver County dispatcher joins call]

AD: … you can cancel anybody going to Audubon, confirmed DOA.

D2: Okay, thank you.

AD: All right, thanks, bye.

[End of call.]


The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office will investigate Prince’s cause of death.

People gather outside the Apollo Theater to listen to music by Prince April 21, 2016 in New York. Emergency personnel tried and failed to revive music legend Prince, who died April 21, 2016, at age 57, after finding him slumped unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studios in Minnesota, the local sheriff said. / AFP / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

See Also:

PHOTOS: Prince: Rest In Purple

Prince: 15 Incredible Moments from a Legendary Career

5 Things You DIDN’T Know About Prince

WCCO Reports: Fans Gather At Paisley Park To Pay Tribute To Prince

PHOTOS: Prince Through The Years

Artists Pay Tribute to Prince

Publicist: Pop Superstar Prince Dead At 57

That Time Prince Joined Instagram and Posted Prince Memes



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