The legendary singer was found dead in a recording studio at his home
Legendary recording artist Prince has been found dead at his estate in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 57.
Paramedics were called to attend to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park studio at 9.43am on Thursday 21 April, and his publicist confirmed that the singer had passed away soon after.
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Prince – born Prince Rogers Nelson – had been hospitalised less than a week ago for severe flu symptoms.
During his last performance at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta last Thursday (14th April), he had seemed as energetic as usual. However, while travelling on his private jet last Friday, he felt extremely ill and the pilot made an unscheduled landing in Illinois. He was treated at hospital, but was released three hours later.
The seven-time Grammy winner had been an active presence in the music industry for more than 30 years and was widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of all time.
His ex-wife Mayte Garcia spoke out following the singer’s death describing the iconic star as her ‘everything’.
In a statement made through her manager Gladys Gonzalez she said: ‘I can’t even think of the words of what I’m feeling.’
She added to People magazine: ‘This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated.’
Along with Mayte’s touching words, celebrities and fans alike have paid tribute:
The Purple Rain and When Doves Cry star was active on social media, and tweeted as recently as Monday. He posted the final picture of himself on Instagram a mere week ago:
All at Now sends sincerest condolences to the family.