*Aretha Franklin is trying to figure out if Prince’s sudden death Thursday was the result of a Zika virus infection.
The Queen of Soul was in a live interview with MSNBC’s Brian Williams shortly after His Royal Badness died in his Minnesota studio.
“They’re saying flu-like symptoms,” Franklin said. “I’m wondering if it has anything to do with this Zika virus.”
A cause of death has not been released for Prince, but the singer was hospitalized last Friday after experiencing flu-like symptoms. He returned to the stage on Saturday for a performance in Paisley Park, Minn. — five days before his unexpected death.
An outbreak of the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has affected multiple countries in the Americas in recent months. Symptoms for the virus include fever, rash and joint pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.