Prince's Publicist Confirms He was Found Dead
UPDATE: (AP) -- Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen.
The singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, drawing upon influences ranging from James Brown to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix. His hits included "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry."
The Minneapolis native broke through in the late 1970s with the hits "Wanna Be Your Lover" and soared over the following decade with such albums as "1999" and "Purple Rain."
The title song from "1999" includes one of the most widely quoted refrains of popular culture: "Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999."
ORIGINAL: TMZ is reporting Prince has died at the age of 57-years-old in Minnesota.
Multiple sources confirmed he was dead to TMZ.
CBS Minnesota is reporting Prince was briefly hospitalized last Friday.
Deputies are on scene of a death investigation at Paisley Park in Chanhassen. More info to follow. -814— Carver County S.O. (@CarverSheriff) April 21, 2016
Prince’s representatives said to CBS Minnesota he had been recovering from the flu, which caused him to cancel two shows earlier in April.
There was an event at Paisley Park in Minnesota on Saturday, April 16. According to reports, Prince appeared and showed off a new guitar, but did not perform.
Earlier this month, Prince said he wasn't feeling well, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and canceled at least one concert in the city. Some days later, he took the stage in Atlanta to perform. After that concert, the singer's plane made an emergency landing, the singer's spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure told CNN. At the time she said, "He is fine and at home."