Prince has reportedly passed away

Prince has died at the age of 57. His body was found this morning at his estate in Minnesota. The news of his death has been confirmed by TMZ.

Last week, Prince was hospitalised for flu. We’ll report more details as they come in.

Correction: a rep for Prince first confirmed the news to The Associated Press


The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has made the following statement:

“Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that on April 21, 2016, at about 9:43 am, sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen. When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 am. He has been identified as Prince Rogers Nelson (57) of Chanhassen.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.”