This is a shocker!
Music icon Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota early Thursday morning, TMZ reports.
The legendary soul singer was discovered unresponsive in an elevator, where CPR was immediately performed, but to no avail. He was just 57-years-old.
The “Purple Rain” singer was reportedly battling a bad bout of the flu, having a medical scare last Friday (April 15th) that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illionois.
Despite his brief hospitalization, Prince made a concert appearance in Minnesota the next day to assure his fans he was in good standing. Reportedly telling the crowd, “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.”
Prior to his Minnesota concert pop-up however, the eccentric luminary had cancelled two shows due to health-related issues.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the official cause of death, but said there were no signs of foul play.
Let’s keep Prince’s family and friends in our prayers at this time, and give King Prince a big THANK YOU for all he’s contributed to the creative world! May his soul rest in peace!