Breaking: Pop Megastar Prince Has Died at 57

The musician was found dead at his home in Minnesota.

Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami in 2007.Chris O'Meara/AP


Prince, the legendary pop icon, was found dead at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota, a publicist told the Associated Press on Thursday. He was 57. TMZ first reported the death.

The police were investigating a death at Prince’s estate on Thursday morning but have not made the identity of the deceased person public. Last week, the musician’s private plane made an emergency stop in Moline, Illinois, after performances in Atlanta. A representative for Prince told TMZ that the musician had been battling the flu for several weeks, though the exact cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Prince’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure noted in a statement that there were “no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

Fellow musicians, artists, and celebrities took to social media to mourn the soulful singer’s death.

  • Edwin Rios is a reporter at Mother Jones. Reach him at erios@motherjones.com.

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