Indeed a sad day. Legendary musician, Prince has passed away, aged 57.
Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died Thursday. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, his home and recording studio, in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Prince rose to fame in the 1980s with hits like Purple Rain, When Doves Cry and Kiss.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed to AP. “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,” Schure said in a statement. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
Earlier this month, due to illness, Prince had to cancel a scheduled performance in Atlanta. Last Friday, he was briefly hospitalised after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Illinois Quad City International Airport. It was reported that he had been struggling with the flu.
RIP Prince. You will be missed.
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