Thursday, April 21, 2016

Music icon Prince Rogers Nelson dead at 57

Prince Rogers Nelson dead, Prince dead

"Prince" Rogers Nelson the eclectic legendary singer songwritter who composed songs like "Kiss," "Cream" and "Let's Go Crazy" passed away on Thursday at age 57.

"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary iconic performer, Prince, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure announced in a statement.

The Carver County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that sheriff's deputies discovered the singer unresponsive Thursday morning in an elevator inside his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The first responders attempted CPR but he was unresponsive, he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.

Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Besides of being a singer songwritter he was also a producer and actor. He is a musical genius, trend setter and advocate for artists’ rights.

He debuted with the album "For You" in 1978. Prince won seven Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Prince was also a passenger of an airplane who had an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois. He was rushed to a hospital and was treated for the flu but was released after 3 hours.

Prince had been battling the illness for weeks, his rep said.

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