Originally Posted by Warren
"The circumstances of his death are most mysterious, and there are many rumours. Found in his bedroom were two chronometers (or timepieces) and an anesthesia mask. He may have been conducting a "medical experiment", or may have been experiencing a deliberate "temporary cessation of breathing", or he may have had a heart attack. His sudden death caused profound shock among his family and friends.
my ps.. I assume there would have been an autopsy carried out in Vaduz, so the cause of death would be known. It may be significant that it has not been made public.
As Warren [our Administrator] has eluded to in Prince Wenzels' early and untimely death, much mystery and speculation still remains...
Moreover, friends and family love and miss him I'm sure ~ regardless
I disclose the following, in the hope it may dispel some rumors as a result of too much heresay.
I was befriended by one of his closest "female" friends in 1990 who became very endearing to me at that time. As my house guest on her return to Aspen in the spring of '91 ~ was when she poured her Heart out as a result of Prince Wensel's death that year. At the time she called me her "confidente". With due respect, I wish it to remain as much and she shall remain nameless for that reason. She was allowed the needed time and space to heal and recover from her deep grief and shock. Yes, she was his lover... with a hope for something far more in their future. From all that was said, it appeared promising with the events occurring in 1990.
As time evolved, she opened her heart and told me what had occurred in detail:
Prince Wenzel, while attending medical school, had a penchant of experimenting with drugs amongst his fellow colleagues. A trend in the medical field in the 1980's was the use of "Nitrous-Oxide". This was so very common place back then, it was like a social norm in their environment ~ even on campuses of the United States. By those of us watching, to the extent of reckless disregard by those participating. One might think those with a higher state of "intelligence" would be the wiser, but much is lost on our youth. Perhaps better said, as "mis-spent youth". Carelessness knows nothing of social strata ~ we see this all the time in our world too often. First it's this trendy drug, then it's that one... we never learn. What's worse, we fail to enlighten others of its hazards or use.
In conclusion, from what I could glean in the conversations I had , Prince Wensel died as a result of an "accidental"
overdose of Nitrous-Oxide which would ultimately result in respiratory/heart-failure. An autopsy report would bare this out if it were made public. Also from what I've been told, Prince Wenzel had a bright future to live
for, in both, his private and professional life... not the one many wish to feed upon. A tragic loss either way, not unlike that of Michael Jackson last year. A LIFE what could have contributed so much if not for a simple, yet tragic, mistake.
He was a handsome young lad, who like so many in every generation, are simply too reckless. I know, I was one of them long ago. The only difference ~ I survived those turbulent times...
Such a sad tale for me to have
May this "Prince" now ~ Rest In Peace
Note: I encountered this thread as a result of trying to re-locate the woman involved here. From what I've gathered so far ~ tragedy continues to follow her. Saddened to discover this news as well.