Skip to main content

BREAKING: Legendary musician ''PRINCE'' found dead at recording studio'

Singer Prince has died at his recording studio, age 57, the INDEPENDENT has reported.

Entertainment website TMZ said his body was discovered at his compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota this morning. His spokesperson confirmed his death to the Associated Press. 

Carver County Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud told Fox 9 that they responded to a medical call at 9.43 am. The cause of death is not yet clear.

The iconic singer, real name Prince Rogers Nelson was hospitalised after his jet made an emergency landing on Friday morning. 

A spokesperson later said he was suffering from the flu prior to the performance and that the plane landed at Moline so he could receive treatment there. Prince later flew on and returned home. 

Born in Minneapolis, Prince became a pop icon in the late 1970s with the hits “Wanna Be Your Lover”, cementing his cult status with such albums as 1999 and Purple Rain. 

Drawing influence from pop, R&B, soul, disco and jazz, his originality, flamboyant stage presence and instrumental talent made him one of the most unique musicians in the last four decades.