This is devastating news. Prince’s body was discovered inside his Minnesota home on Thursday, April 21, reports TMZ. Sadly, little is known about his cause of death, aside from the reports that he had been battling an illness for weeks beforehand.
Prince’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed the tragic death to HollywoodLife.com. She wrote in an official statement, “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.”
It was originally reported that an unidentified person had died at Prince’s home, causing major concern for the singer’s health. Sadly, it was quickly confirmed that Prince had, in fact, passed away and it was his body that had been discovered.
As previously mentioned, Prince was flying to a concert in Atlanta, Georgia when his airplane was forced to land in Illinois because he wasn’t feeling well. At the time it was reported that Prince had the flu, and he was rushed to a hospital after his plane landed in the middle of the night.
Listen to more legendary hits from Prince right here on Amazon. Relive his best TV moments now. Watch the moment Prince kicked Kim Kardashian off stage at his concert in 2011. His ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, couldn’t stop crying when asked about Prince on April 22. The entire world is mourning his death. He will be so missed.
Our thoughts remain with Prince’s family and friends during this very difficult time.