Prince Passes Away at 57

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The legendary musician Prince passed away this morning at the age of 57. TMZ first broke the news that a fatality occurred at the artist’s Paisley Park property in Minnesota, leading to speculation that Prince, who was hospitalized last Friday due to complications from the flu, had died. His publicist Yvette Noel-Schure shortly confirmed to the Associated Press that Prince passed away.

Noel-Schure then provided the following brief statement:

“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 at the age of 57.”

Prince was famous for massive hits like “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” His monumental 40-year career yielded over 100 million albums sold worldwide, seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a 2007 Super Bowl halftime show performance and a 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A cause of death has not yet been reported. This story is still developing.

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