The artist known as Prince has died unexpectedly at 57 years old. His publicist has confirmed the news.
Prince Rogers Nelson’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. He had been hospitalized on April 15, after his plane made an emergency landing in Illinois due to what had been described as symptoms of the flu.
The legendary musician, who Miles Davis liked to call “that little purple motherfucker” and whose formidable basketball skills were made legendary by Dave Chappelle, released a staggering 39 studio albums throughout his life, including two just last year: HITNRUN Phase One and Two. Known lately just as much for his controversial statements on streaming services, recording contracts and beyond.
Jason Kamerud, Carver County chief sheriff’s deputy, has told members of the press that an investigation began on Thursday morning into a death at the scene. They initially withheld the name of the deceased as they notified next of kin. We’ll add more details as they develop.
Goddamnit. 2016 is taking this “rock n’ roll is dead” bullshit way too seriously.