Even though over 100 million records were sold in his lifetime, Prince had struggled with chronic money problems.
TMZ reports the Purple Rain hitmaker spent up to $40,000 a time painkillers, Fentanyl and Dilaudid pills, for six-month supplies.
Long-time dealer has alleged the singer use to take both the highly addictive opioid pain killers.
The singer was found dead on Thursday, April 21, at his $10 million mansion in Minneapolis, Minnesota, alleged from an overdose of drug. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at 9.43 a.m. He was pronounced dead at 10.07 a.m. He was 57.
Sources say the singer had spent more than what he made from his music. Most of his income came from concerts. He combined rock, soul, disco, R&B and hip-hop and use to create a unique sound in his 40-year career.
Prince had always refused his music to be used in the promotion of products for companies such as Pepsi and Ford unlike The Beatles and Michael Jackson. He never licensed or sold his art even though there were several requests.
At the time of his death the superstar musician was worth less than $150 million.
Prince was born on June 7 in 1958 as Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At teenage he joined funk group 94 East. His breakthrough album was released in 1979. It was called Prince. In the album he did all the singing and played all the instruments. Last year he released his final two albums – HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two.