Nightly News’ pulls Tamron Hall after word of Prince’s overdose By Ian Mohr June 2, 2016 | 9:31pm Tamron Hall and Prince Photo: Getty Images Tamron Hall was meant to fill in for Lester Holt as anchor of “NBC Nightly News” on Thursday and Friday, sources said — but the network pulled Hall from the show upon learning the medical examiner’s report on Prince’s cause of death was leaked. Hall has revealed that she and the late singer shared a close relationship. On Thursday, a report by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minn., revealed that the pop icon’s death was caused by an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. A source told us, “Tamron and NBC News execs discussed it and decided together it was best for her to not fill in [Thursday or Friday]. She’s been open about her friendship with Prince, so for her, this is more than a news story. She’ll fill in again soon.” Hall has recalled of her last talk with the singer: “He assured me he was OK . . . He kept saying he was fine and asked me to come to Paisley [Park] . . . It was a sweet moment, and I had no idea it would be our last time talking. I never imagined it.” A source told us, “She’s told colleagues she had never seen him use drugs, or saw signs of it.” Is the implication that the two of them were in a relationship? The guy has been dead for two months. Everyone knew from day 2 or 3 that he overdosed. This woman discussed it with Nbc execs and they all decided she would not fill in on the news. Discussed what? Fucking New York papers are just total shit.