Posted: 1:44 pm Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Music has lost a legend. Musical genius & pop icon, Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, 57, was found dead at his estate in Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota early Thursday. The Carver County Sheriffs Office told NBC police responded to a report of a fatality at the property. Just a few days prior to his death, Prince appeared at a Paisley Park dance party, shortly after he was hospitalized with the flu following an emergency plane landing in Moline, Illinois,TMZ and other outlets had reported. TMZ had also said the singer canceled two shows last week in Atlanta due to his illness. His reps have not commented. At the party, he reassured fans about his health status, saying, “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers,” according to The New York Daily News. Prince rose to fame in the 7’s with his most known hits such as: “Little Red Corvette”, “When Doves Cry”, & “Purple Rain.” Lots of celebrities have taken to social media to express their condolences. Our prayers go out to his family & friends.
i promise this was the greatest moment of my entire life. i wish i could relive it everyday. pic.twitter.com/i7oax7tLYr
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 21, 2016
My heart is broken. Prince man. One of the greatest. This one hurts like MJ.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) April 21, 2016
A culture pushing icon and creative genius. Rest in peace Prince. pic.twitter.com/vPWCGipU95
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 21, 2016
I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories,
I will miss him. #Prince
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
One of my biggest inspirations. A true icon. You will be missed. Sad sad news today… #RIPPrince
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) April 21, 2016
— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone way too soon.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) April 21, 2016