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As the investigation into Prince’s death becomes increasingly complicated, a new allegation has come to light from the unlikeliest of sources: singer Sinead O’Connor has accused comedian and talk show host Arsenio Hall of supplying the late music icon with drugs.

In a Facebook rant posted on Monday, O’Connor—whose 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” was written and composed by Prince—called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to question Hall, 60, following news last week that local law enforcement in Minnesota had drafted in the federal agency to aid its investigation after finding prescription painkillers in the star’s possession at the time of his death.

In her post, the Irish singer claimed Hall gave Prince “drugs over the decades.” She continued that “anyone imagining Prince was not a long-time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.”

O’Connor further alleged that Hall once “spiked” her at an event at actor Eddie Murphy’s house.

She concluded: “I’ve reported you to the Carver County sheriff’s office. Expect their call.”

Hall denied the allegations through his representative to PEOPLE magazine.

“The statement regarding Arsenio Hall is absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd,” said Traci Harper.

Source: Sinead O’Connor claims Prince got drugs from Arsenio Hall

U.S. music superstar Prince, whose hits included “Purple Rain” and “Kiss,” was found unresponsive on Thursday at his Minnesota home and was later declared dead, his publicist said. He was 57.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson has died,” said publicist Anna Meacham.

Celebrity website TMZ, citing sources close to the star, was first to report Prince’s death at the home in Paisley Park, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen.

There were no immediate details on the cause of death, and the local medical examiner declined to comment.

Prince was an innovative and influential singer and songwriter whose music combined jazz, funk and disco. His hit songs also included “Raspberry Beret” and “Little Red Corvette.”

He first found fame in the late 1970s, and over the next three decades became known as one of the most inventive and eccentric forces in American pop music.

Source: U.S. music superstar Prince dies aged 57 at Minnesota home | Reuters

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