Prince's bodyguard deposed in wrongful death lawsuit

CHASKA, Minn. — Lawyers in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by relatives of Prince spent seven hours deposing his former bodyguard.

The deposition took place Wednesday at the Carver County Courthouse where the family of the late rock star filed the lawsuit. He died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl April 21, 2016.

The attorney for bodyguard Kirk Johnson tells KSTP-TV the deposition was a traumatic event for Johnson. Lawyer F. Clayton Tyler says it was very difficult for Johnson, who lost his good friend.

The defendants in the lawsuit include Dr. Michael Schulenberg, who authorities say admitted prescribing a different opioid to Johnson, knowing it would go to Prince. The source of the pills that caused Prince's death remains unknown and no one has been charged in his death.


This story has been changed to correct the date of Prince's death to April 21, 2016, instead of April 15, 2016.


Information from: KSTP-TV,

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