What gets me is that it didn't seem to occur to him to stop performing. Or at the very least, perform in a way that didn't increase his pain. He could've taken a year or two off from touring and tried to find therapies to help him. He was contracted to write a memoir. That would've been a perfect time for him to say that he was going to step away and concentrate on that. No one would've been any wiser. It's astounding to me that he seemed so driven to keep doing this. It says a lot about about his work ethic. Unfortunately his work ethic killed him.
I'm going to wait until we get a cause of death. I've never seen anything to indicate that Prince ever used drugs at all and if he had full blown AIDS, he was the healthiest looking AIDS patient I've ever seen. Flu like symptoms could mean anything including any number of infections. Percocet is made with acetaminophen which can tear your liver apart with even a minor overdose. (This American Life's story about acetaminophen that made me stop using it entirely.)
I see her issue. ABC was trying to save one show at the expense of the other. I don't see it as her wanting to be "in the know" so much as realizing that ABC valued another show over hers. That doesn't mean I think her sitting home is a good idea but I don't blame her for being pissed that her show was actively being sabotaged. Finding out that your employer doesn't have your back in even the most basic way is a gut punch. Still, what she should do is play nice and start planning an exit strategy.