‘The Person Is Dead Here’: Read the Prince 911 Call Transcript


Whoever called 911 to report that Prince was in dire need of medical assistance didn't seem to know that he was at Paisley Park or the address or the city in which it is located.


Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. A transcript of the emergency call was recently released by the Carver County, Minn., Sheriff's Office:

Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?

Unidentified male: Hi there, um, what's the address, here? Yea we need an ambulance right now.

D: OK.

UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

D: OK, what's the address?

UM: Um, we're at Prince's house.

D: OK, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yea, yea, OK, hold on.

D: OK, your cellphone's not going to tell me where you're at, so I need you to find me an address.


UM: Yea, we have um, yea, we have um, so, yea, um, the person is dead here.

D: OK, get me the address please.

UM: OK, OK, I'm working on it.

D: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught.

D: I understand they are distraught, but —

UM: I'm working on it, I'm working on it.

D: OK, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don't know, I don't know.

D: OK.

UM: Um, so we're, we're in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we are at the home of Prince.


D: You're in Minneapolis?

UM: Yea, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

D: You're sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That's correct.

D: OK, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yea, um, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry I need, I need the address here?

Unidentified female: 7801.

UM: 7801.

D: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.

D: You're at Paisley Park, OK, that's in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who's …


UM: Yes, it's Prince.

D: OK.

UM: The person.

D: OK, stay on the line with me.


[Phone ringing.]

Ridgeview ambulance dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.

D: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.

RAD: Paisley Park Studios, OK.

D: 7801 Audubon Road.


D: We have a person down, not breathing.

RAD: Down, not breathing.

D: Yup.

UM: He's, he's—

D: We're going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal, Sir.

[Carver County Dispatcher 2 comes on the line.]

RAD: Yea, Kayley, this is Shirley at Ridgeview. You can cancel anybody going to Aubudon, confirmed DOA.


Dispatcher 2: OK, thank you.

RAD: All right, thanks, bye.