Prince sadly died earlier today, April 21st at age 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press. TMZ first came out with the news. “We are not releasing any information regarding the identity of the person who died until next of kin is notified,” a spokesperson of the local police force said.
Earlier this month, Prince had stated to not feeling well (Atlanta Journal Constitution) and canceled at least one concert in the city. Some days later, he did take to the stage in Atlanta to perform. After which the singer’s plane made an emergency landing, as was told by the singer’s spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure. She later revealed he was “fine and at home” though.
Prince has won seven Grammy Awards, and has earned 30 nominations. Five of his singles have topped the charts and 14 other songs hit the Top 10. He won an Oscar for the original song score to the classic film “Purple Rain.”
As police have set up an investigation on the property as we speak, this story will be updated throughout the day.