Breaking News: Prince Has Died At Age 57 [UPDATED]

TMZ is reporting, and his publicist has confirmed to the Associated Press, that Prince has died at the age of 57. Born Prince Rogers Nelson, the brilliant singer and multi-instrumentalist was reportedly found dead at his home in Minnesota this morning, just days after he had a medical emergency that forced his plane to make an emergency landing in Illinois. The following day, on April 16, Prince appeared in concert in Atlanta and assured fans he was well, while his representatives downplayed concerns, telling TMZ he had the flu. He had canceled other concerts recently, however, leading many to wonder if Prince was in poor health.

This is such a sad day. RIP Prince.

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UPDATE: More details have been revealed about the passing of Prince, THE GOD. According to police, he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate and studios and CPR failed to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. local time.

Minneapolis radio station The Current is playing all Prince songs right now and you can listen online. Bask in the glory that was this tremendous talent.

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here 2 tell u
There’s something else
The afterworld

A world of never ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night.

[TMZ]

[BBC News]

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