“I knew he was struggling,” writes Mayte, recalling another night before their June 2000 divorce when she found him “horribly sick to his stomach” in L.A. “He told me there were pills in the hotel room,” she says. “He wanted me to go back up there and flush them down the toilet.” Sadly, Prince never gave up his addictions. The ENQUIRER later revealed how the doomed rocker managed to hide both his AIDS medications
and his addiction to opiods — ending in his 2016 overdose
on fentanyl, a drug at least 25 times more powerful than heroin.