Purple Rain singer,

A source said the singer, who is a Jehovah's Witness, refused treatment because his believe was that prayer could cure him.

The claim comes on the back of information from police sources that the artiste had prescription painkillers in his possession when he died.

“Doctors told Prince his blood count was unusually low and that his body temperature had dropped dangerously below the normal 98.6 degrees to 94 degrees. He was totally iron-deficient, very weak and often disoriented. He rarely ate and when he did, it all came right back up. His face was yellowish, the skin on his neck was hanging off and the tips of fingers were a brownish-yellow,” a source told the Enquirer.

Prince is rumoured to have been addicted to opiate medication Percoet. Reports suggest that it was to lessen his pain.

He was found dead at his home and studio in Paisley Park in Minnesota in the United States, according to TMZ and Billboard. The man behind hits such as "Kiss" and "Purple Rain" was only 57 years old.