(PCM) We are deeply saddened with the breaking news that legendary artist Prince has tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home in the Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. While earlier reports claimed that a male victim had died at the estate, there was no official confirmation that it was Prince, however multiple sources are now confirming that the victim was indeed the iconic singer. His death has now been official confirmed by his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure to the Associated Press.
Prince recently made headlines when his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Illinois due to a medical emergency. Prince later performed at concert the next day assuring fans that he was just fine and was only battling a case of the flu. He later ended up cancelling two additional live performances due health concerns. TMZ obtained audio of the call made to police this morning from Prince’s estate and what can be heard is “man down, not breathing”.
Prince skyrocketed to superstardom back in 1982 with his hit album “1999” and continued to churn out hits for decades. He earned seven Grammy awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985. He has sold over 100 million records and was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004.
There is still an on going investigation into Prince’s immediate cause of death and this story is still developing. Our sincere condolences go out to Prince’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. It is terribly tragic that another musical icon has been taken from us so soon.