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Prince Death Secrets: Bodyguard Reveals 'He Partied!'

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Apr. 22 2016, Updated 11:49 a.m. ET

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Prince retreated from the public eye in recent years, before his death Thursday at 57. Now, the man who served as his bodyguard during the wild 1980s is finally telling all to RadarOnline.com — including the truth about the drug rumors.

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Prince retreated from the public eye in recent years, before his death Thursday at 57. Now, the man who served as his bodyguard during the wild 1980s is finally telling all to RadarOnline.com — including the truth about the drug rumors.

Wallace Safford was the "Purple Rain" singer's bodyguard in the late 1980s — and a friend before that.

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"Prince was a client in the beginning of his career," Safford told Radar.

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"When we filmed Purple Rain, that was the prime of his life right there," Safford revealed.

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Prince was often seen out at nightclubs during that period, including the notorious Studio 54, where he hosted a "Purple Rain" party on March 22, 1985.

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Sanford told Radar, "He partied, but he didn't party."

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FILE PHOTOS – Prince Rogers Nelson The artist known as Prince has died at 57 Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning on April 21, 2016

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"No drugs," Safford insisted. Despite the rumors, "He didn't do drugs. Not at all."

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In addition, Safford insisted, "I never knew him to drink either!"

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"I only saw him drink wine one time," Safford said. "And he got sick!"

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Prince Dies At 57 ***FILE PHOTOS***

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As Radar reported, Prince was found dead at 57 in the elevator of his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on April 21.

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