News anchor Tamron Hall was reportedly pulled from presenting NBC's Nightly News so she did not have to report on her ex-boyfriend Prince's cause of death.
Last night, the Today host was due to fill in for Lester Holt on the Nightly News and also front the programme tonight.
However, according to sources, after the medical examiner's report on Prince's death was leaked showing he died of an accidental opioid overdose, the network pulled her from the show.
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Tamron Hall, left, who was pulled from presenting last night's NBC Nightly News after learning that her close friend Prince's death was caused by an accidental drugs overdose
The source told : 'Tamron and NBC News execs discussed it and decided together it was best for her to not fill in [Thursday or Friday]. She’s been open about her friendship with Prince, so for her, this is more than a news story. She’ll fill in again soon.' wo am besten einen mann kennenlernen
'She’s told colleagues she had never seen him use drugs, or saw signs of it.'
Hall was a close friend of Prince and opened up about their relationship after his sudden death at his home in Minnesota in April and took time off from the Today show to deal with her grief.
Last year, a selfie of Ms Hall even appeared on the single cover for his love song 'If I Could Get Ur Attention.'
Hall opened up about their close relationship after his death in April and took time off from the Today show to deal with her grief
Speaking at the time of his death, she told the Today programme about the last conversation she had with the Purple Rain singer.
She said: 'He assured me he was OK... He kept stromkosten pro monat singlehaushalt saying he was fine and asked me to come to Paisley [Park]... It was a sweet moment, and I had no idea it would be our last time talking. I never imagined it.'
Yesterday, an autopsy report released by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office revealed Prince died of a self-administered Fentanyl overdose.
The 57-year-old singer's death was ruled an accident, and the only listed cause on the medical examiner's report was 'Fentanyl toxicity'.
Prince was found unresponsive inside an elevator at his Paisley Park estate just outside Minneapolis in April
One of the last known pictures of the singer riding a bike in the days before he died. Prince's former drug dealer believed opioids were behind the singer's death when he spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com in April
The autopsy report also revealed that the 5ft 3in singer weighed just 112lbs at the time of his death, and that he was dressed entirely in black (cap, pants, shirt, socks and boxer briefs) when his unresponsive body was found inside an elevator at his Paisley Park estate just outside Minneapolis.
Prince's former drug dealer believed opioids were behind the singer's death when he spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com in April.
Prince was last pictured the night before his death leaving a Walgreen's near his home around 7pm, marking the fourth time the singer had been to the pharmacy that week
He also revealed that the performer would spend up to $40,000 on six-month supplies of two drugs - Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches.
The investigation into Prince's death has been focused on his use of painkillers and how he obtained them.
Meanwhile, federal authorities joined the investigation into the singer's death last month in a move by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the DEA to allow investigators to probe Prince's final days spent outside of Minnesota, when the singer's private plane made an emergency landing in Illinois.
Officials said that the main reason the federal authorities had been brought in was so the investigation could cover the multiple states Prince had visited in the weeks before his death.
Prince's private jet made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, six days before he died so he could be rushed to hospital.
The singer, who was flying from a show in Atlanta, was treated for flu and did not stay the night at the hospital.
He appeared at a dance party in Minnesota just days before his death to let his fans know he was recovering, telling them: 'Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.'
Prince was last pictured the night before his death leaving a Walgreen's near his home around 7pm, marking the fourth time the singer had been to the pharmacy that week.
An hour later, he headed back inside his vast estate and 13 hours later he was found by friend Kirk Johnson and personal assistant Meron Bekure lying unresponsive in an elevator.
Paramedics performed CPR upon arriving on the scene five minutes after receiving a 911 call but were not successful in reviving the singer.
Officials later stated that the singer was likely dead for approximately six hours before his body was found.