Music legend and cultural icon Prince passed away on Thursday at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota following an emergency medical call around 9:40 am.
Late last week, Prince’s plane made an emergency landing after he started feeling ill following a concert in Atlanta, Ga. Reports stated that the singer was battling the flu at a nearby hospital Moline, Ill, where he remained in good health and spirits during his stay.
Born June 7, 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson was an iconic figure that stood alongside the late Michael Jackson during the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s. He was a pioneer known for his infectious voice and ability to incorporate instruments into his music, including his famed guitar.
Over the course of his career, Prince took home seven Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He released thirty-nine studio albums, beginning with For You in 1978 and HITnRUN Phase 2 in 2015.
Prince’s representative posted a statement soon after his death:
“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
In a statement released by the Carver County Sheriff, police said that they received an emergency call at 9:43 am. Upon arrival, authorities found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted live-saving CPR, but were not able to revive the singer. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 am.
Prince was 57 years old.
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