The sheriff of the Minnesota county where Singer Prince had his home has said after a post-mortem examination, that there is "no reason to believe" that Prince's death was suicide.
There was no sign of trauma on the body, Sheriff Jim Olson said, suggesting the singer had died alone.
Prince, 57, and whose innovative music spanned rock, funk and jazz, as well as being at his peak in the 1980s, was found dead in a lift on his estate on Thursday.
Fans have been wearing purple, the colour associated with the musician who sold more than 100 million records.
The sheriff warned that full results from the post-mortem could take several weeks, and the incident was still under investigation.