UPDATE: Thursday, April 21 3:40 p.m.
According to authorities, Prince was found unresponsive inside the elevator of his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Cause of death has yet to be determined.
Prince is dead at 57 years old.
According to TMZ, the legendary singer’s body was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.
He was previously reported to have been battling the flu.
Authorities responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park studio on Thursday morning. The Carver County Sheriff’s department in Chanhassen, Minnesota tells TMZ there has been a fatality, and they’re notifying next of kin.
According to the Sheriff’s dept … deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 AM.
Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay.
His publicist confirmed the 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,” his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, said in a statement via CBS. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
Six days ago, Prince tweeted the following, a testament to his otherworldly persona:
To hear audio of the alleged 911 call, click over to TMZ.
May he rest in peace.