Prince, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at the age of 57, Prince’s publicist has confirmed to the Associated Press.
The news comes following a reported death at Prince’s studios at Paisley park this morning at 9:43 am. At the time, Carver County sheriff’s office confirmed to KSTP that they were investigating.
Prince had a medical emergency on April 15 that forced him to make an emergency landing in Illinois. He had reportedly been battling the flu.
He appeared in concert the next day to assure fans of his health, and he also held an event at Paisley Park this past Saturday. Prior to his most recent appearance, he had cancelled two shows due to health reasons.
Prince was one of the best selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. He earned seven Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award during his lifetime.
A beloved Minnesotan, his impact on music is immeasurable, with musicians like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Miguel, The Weeknd and countless others citing him as one of their greatest influences.
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