This has not been a good year.
The famous musician was reportedly found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota earlier this morning, according to a new report from TMZ. His publicist has confirmed the news to the Associated Press as well. He was 57 years old. No details surrounding the cause have been released as of yet.
This comes followings news last week that the iconic star had been hospitalized as well, when his plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, with his reps telling TMZ that the musician had been battling a bad case of the flu.
Coming out of the Minnesotan music scene, where he lived his entire life, it was Purple Rain, his 1984 album released in conjunction with a film of the same name, that forever announced him as one of the most prophetic and critically-acclaimed artists in the industry. Known for his psychedelic rock and unique voice, he’s won a total of 7 Grammys throughout his career, and earned a total of 32 nominations as well. In addition to his contributions to cinema as well in the previously-mentioned Purple Rain (which he also won the Academy Award for Best Music for), Under the Cherry Moon, and Graffiti Bridge.
Throughout his career, Prince released 39 solo studio albums and four live albums, never ceasing to experiment with his sound and forever continuing to cement his place as one of the most experimental, unique, and beloved voices in music history.
To say that he will be missed, doesn’t begin to cover what kind and size of an impact he’ll be leaving behind with him.
RIP Prince, June 7th, 1958 – April 21st, 2016.
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