Singer Prince's death wasn't a shock, says sister

''It wasn't hard at all. It was a two-word phone call: 'He's gone.'', says Tyka Nelson

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016, 13:59 PM IST
Singer Prince's death wasn't a shock, says sister
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Los Angeles: Singer Prince's sister Tyka Nelson says she was expecting her brother's death for up to two years before he passed away in April.

The 57-year-old musician passed away at his Paisley Park home in April after an accidental overdose of the drug fentanyl but his sibling Nelson says she wasn't entirely shocked by his sudden death, reported Entertainment Tonight.

Speaking about coping with his death, she said, "It wasn't hard at all. It was a two-word phone call: 'He's gone.' And I knew who he meant. I hung up the phone. An employee of Prince called. I have been preparing for two years, so I knew that it was coming."

Nelson claims Prince alluded to his death two years ago.

"He said it a couple of years ago: 'I've done everything that I've come to do'. I was crushed for about two years.

"I've had two years to deal with it, but there's a lot of people that have only had from April to now, so I guess I would say give it another year and a half and maybe you'll be where I'm at. I'm sorry that you're hurting," she said.