The world is still reeling in shock from the news of Prince's death on April 21. The 57-year-old singer was in the midst of a global tour and appeared to be in perfect health. We now know that, six days before he died he was rushed to a hospital and treated for an overdose of Percocet, a powerful opioid pain medication.
As details emerge, speculation has run rampant that Prince was abusing or addicted to prescription painkillers. Passionate fans argue it's way too soon to theorize about how and why Prince died and that salacious rumors disrespect his surviving family members, his memory, and the loss millions of people are experiencing.
Is it too soon to speculate about how and why Prince died? Or does the public have a right to speculate about what happened?