Breaking News!!: Chanhassen, MN: Singer Prince has died at his Paisley Park estate.
Singer Prince has died on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Prince’s publicist confirmed the pop music superstar’s death.
In a statement, Prince’s Publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said, “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer. Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
Deputies from the Carver County Sheriff Office responded to Paisley Park at 9:43am CT on the report of a medical situation.
According to the Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, Carver County Sheriff Office, deputies found Prince unresponsive in an elevator. Medical personnel tried C.P.R., but couldn’t revive him. Prince was pronounced dead at 10:07am CT.
Prince was 57 year old.
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Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on Saturday, June 7th, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Prince hits included, “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Purple Rain.”
Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling artists of all time.
Prince won 7 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award.
Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Rolling Stone has ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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Fans are reportedly gathering in front of the Paisley Park as a rainbow is seen over Paisley Park.
Celebrities reacted to Prince’s passing on Twitter.
We’ve just lost an incredible talent! So sorry to hear about #Prince we will always love your music forever and ever! #RIPPrince,” tweeted La Toya Jackson.
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) April 21, 2016
“Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real,” tweeted Justin Timberlake.
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
“I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories, I will miss him. #Prince,” tweeted Lionel Richie.
I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories,
I will miss him. #Prince
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
“Prince….there’s no way,” tweeted Zendaya.
Prince….there's no way
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 21, 2016
“Omg….. RIP Prince….,” tweeted Demi Lovato.
Omg….. RIP Prince…. 😨😔😢
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
“#RIPPrince. The world lost a true legend and visionary,” tweeted Lady Gaga.
#RIPPrince. The world lost a true legend and visionary.
— Lady Gaga 96 (@gagamonster96) April 21, 2016
“I can’t believe #Prince has passed. This is horrible news. #ripprince so sad :( :(,” tweeted Hilary Duff.
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) April 21, 2016
“We will always remember the legend that is Prince!,” tweeted Ashley Benson.
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) April 21, 2016
“So sad to hear about #Prince. I honestly can’t believe it….. 💔,” tweeted Ashley Tisdale French.
So sad to hear about #Prince. I honestly can't believe it….. 💔
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) April 21, 2016
“Saddened to hear about @prince. I interviewed him in 1999. He was a pure delight!,” tweeted Larry King.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) April 21, 2016
United States of America President Barack Obama reacted to Prince’s passing on Facebook.
“Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer. “A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him,” wrote United States of America President Barack Obama.
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