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.
SOURCE: TMZ, CBS | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Prince Through The Years
23 photos Launch gallery
1. Prince speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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2. Prince at the Grammy Awards.
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3. Prince speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center.
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4. Prince performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 10, 1997 in Mountain View, California.
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5. Musician Prince speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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6. Prince plays guitar on stage during a concert, 1985.
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7. US singer Prince attends the French Tennis Open round of sixteen match between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 2, 2014.
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8. Prince performs on stage, London, 1993.
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9. Prince performs on stage on the Hit N Run-Parade Tour, Wembley Arena, London, August 1986.
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10. American singer and songwriter Prince stands on stage with his arms outstretched, wearing high-waisted white pants, circa 1990.
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11. American singer-songwriter Prince performing on stage, 1986.
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12. Recording artist Prince leaving the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 25, 2007 in West Hollywood.
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13. Musician Prince accepts the Male R&B Award (L) from actress Mo'Nique and singer Rihanna onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006.
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14. Prince performing at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. on October 10th, 1997.
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15. Musician Prince holds up singer Patti LaBelle's shoe during her performance at the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010.
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16. Musician Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference at the Miami Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
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17. Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line on February 15, 1980.
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18. RITZ CLUB Photo of Prince.
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19. Prince stands up to collect the award for Best International Artist at the British Record Industry Awards.
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20. Singers Sheila E (left) and Prince arriving for a tour of Britain, July 25th 1988.
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21. Kim Basinger with singer Prince, circa 1988.
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22. Prince at the MTV/VH1 Party, Round House, London.
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23. Goodbye Prince. Rest in Peace.
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