Pop Icon Prince Dies at 57

Pop icon and acclaimed musician Prince has died at the age of 57 at his home in Minnesota.


Police were called to his Paisley Park estate earlier today. According to several media outlets, an investigation is pending.  Last week, Prince was rushed to the hospital several hours after a performance but was released after doctors cleared him with flu symptoms. There are no reports that the two incidents are related.

Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and arranger. He recorded more than 30 albums and sold more than 100 million records during his career. He became a worldwide superstar in the 1980s with multiple hits including “1999,” “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry.” In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The superstar recently released a pair of albums and launched a tour called Piano & A Microphone. He performed live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta last week.

The news was first reported by TMZ and confirmed by the Associated Press.

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