It’s a sad day in the music world. News is spreading across the global at the sudden passing of the legendary singer, Prince. The star was 57.
TMZ is reporting that several sources connected to the star have confirmed that he was found dead at his home in Minnesota this morning. No word on what the cause of death is at this point, but investigations are most certainly underway to establish what went wrong. Earlier in the week, the star’s private jet was forced to make an emergency landing, following a medical emergency. His reps later told the site he was battling with flu, but he returned to the stage the next day.
This is such terribly sad news. My heartfelt condolences go out to his loved ones during this time.
UPDATE: Tributes start pouring in:
The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Prince
April 21, 2016
Our GRAMMY® family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince. Today, we remember and celebrate him as one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time. Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever. We have lost a true innovator and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his incredible work.
The Recording Academy
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
Sad news about Prince. What an artist.
— Kabomo (@Kabomo) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic ✨ Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much…
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 21, 2016
Music lost a true pioneer today.
We all wanna live forever. We all wanna leave a mark. We all… https://t.co/7I6o4HJZfm
— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) April 21, 2016
I'm really very sad that we've lost Prince. Such great music. He'll live on forever through it 😢 RIP pic.twitter.com/AWI8sligPR
— Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff) April 21, 2016