Oscar-Winning Musician Prince Found Dead

TMZ have broken the news that legendary musician Prince has been found dead in Minnesota at the age of 57.

Speaking to Variety, his agent 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,” Noel-Schure said in a statement.

“There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

He had been battling the flu for weeks. His private jet was forced to land a few days ago due to a “medical emergency” but he still performed on stage a day later. No more details are available as yet, but we will bring you everything as we know it.

Prince won an Academy Award, his only nomination, in 1985 for his work on Purple Rain. He also picked up a Golden Globe for his original song The Song of the Heart from Happy Feet, as well as 3 Grammy awards in what has been a glittering career spanning more than four decades.

Social media is erupting with grief as fans, friends and colleagues take to Twitter:


Also read:

Sheila E, Prince and a Life in Music


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s