Prince’s ex-wife opens up about 1996 death of couple’s baby

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. People magazine reported online on March 15, 2017, that Prince’s ex-wife says is opening up about the couple’s baby who died just six days after being born with a rare genetic disorder in 1996. Mayte Garcia writes in a new memoir that baby Amiir was born in Oct. 1996 with Pfeiffer syndrome type 2, a disorder that causes skeletal abnormalities. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

(AP) — Prince’s ex-wife is opening up about the couple’s son, who was born with a rare genetic disorder in 1996 and died just six days later.

Mayte Garcia writes in a new memoir excerpted in People magazine that baby Amiir was born with Pfeiffer syndrome type 2, a disorder that causes skeletal abnormalities. She says the baby struggled to breathe and underwent multiple procedures before his death.

Garcia tells People she doesn’t think Prince ever got over the baby’s death. She says, “I don’t know how anybody can get over it. I know I haven’t.”

Garcia and Prince married in 1996 and divorced in 2000.

Prince died last April from an accidental overdose.

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