Pop genius Prince has died aged just 57

Pop genius Prince has died aged just 57

The US pop megastar Prince has died at his Minnesota home, aged 57.

A statement from the artist’s publicist confirmed the death in a statement to news agency Associated Press around 6pm GMT on Thursday 21 April.

The tragic announcement follows the news earlier this week that the multi-instrumentalist and singer was rushed to hospital with flu following an emergency plane landing.

Police were apparently called to a medical emergency at the artist’s Paisley Park estate, MN earlier today.

Prince, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, catapulted to worldwide fame in the 1980s with hit singles including Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry, and albums including 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times.

Regarded as one of the most successful artists of all time, the Minneapolis native sold over 100 million records during his career.

Prince was due to reschedule three UK tour dates which were cancelled in the wake of the Paris attacks in November 2015.

Here’s a documentary entitled ‘Prince – The 1980s’ to give you a flavour of his talent:

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