Musician Prince Dead at 57: Music Icon Prince, who created the magic with his sound of the '80s with his songs like “Kiss” and “Purple Rain” and defied the English music industry died Thursday. Prince Death is a huge loss to the music Industry.
The 57-year-old American singer was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Carver County Sheriff.
Paramedics tried to perform CPR but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at around 10:07 a.m.
Prince's publicist confirmed the musician's death but didn't provide details about the possible cause or who was with the musician at the time of death.
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,” publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said.
MTV canceled its regular programming Thursday and went wall-to-wall with Prince music videos following the news of his death. President Obama released a statement regarding the superstar's death.
Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Prince was renowned as an innovator and is known for his eclectic work, stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music integrates a variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.
Prince won seven Grammy Awards and earned 30 nominations. Five of his singles topped the charts and 14 other songs hit the Top 10. He won an Oscar for best original song score for “Purple Rain.”
Illness and Prince Dead
Prince who had two performances scheduled up postponed those two performances from his Piano & A Microphone Tour on April 7, 2016, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, because of flu. On April 15, Prince's private jet made an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, for medical treatment. Representatives stated that he suffered from “bad dehydration” and had been fighting influenza for several weeks. He performed a rescheduled Atlanta concert the day before, even though he had still not been feeling well. Prince was last seen in public the following evening, when he
He performed a rescheduled Atlanta concert the day before, even though he had still not been feeling well. Prince was last seen in public the following evening, when he shopped at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis on Record Store Day, and made a brief appearance at a dance party at his Paisley Park recording studio complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota,as he was feeling better. Prince was pronounced dead on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57, having been found unresponsive in an elevator that morning at his Paisley Park complex.
On April 15, just after Prince's hospitalization and just days before his death, Prince had written a grateful note to fans on Twitter.
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