Music Legend Prince Has Died Aged 57
It has been reported that he passed away in the early hours of this morning.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed his death to MTV News: “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.”
A spokesperson for MTV gave the following statement regarding Prince's death: “MTV is heartbroken and in utter disbelief at the news that the world has lost Prince Rogers Nelson so suddenly and so before his time. Prince was a once-in-a-lifetime artist who transcended every medium and genre he touched and created music with a passion and individuality that inspired multiple generations. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and millions of fans.”
His body was discovered at his Paisley Park home and studio compound in Minnesota on Thursday morning (April 21), AP reports.
Last week the 57-year-old was hospitalised in Moline, Illinois after his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in the early hours of Friday morning.
The cause of death has not yet been announced.