American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor, Prince Rogers Nelson, simply known as Prince was found dead today at his home near Minneapolis, USA.
Prince died at the age of 57. Prince was hospitalized last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. Released a few hours later, a rep told TMZ that he had been battling a bad case of the flu.
His publicist confirmed the story of his demise but no further details have been revealed as of yet.
Prince is an indisputable icon in the American music industry. His 1984, Purple Rain album established him as an icon, gaining him two Grammy awards, an Oscar and won over Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 1985 American Music Awards.
Prince’s career spanned over 40 years, 39 studio albums, 4 live albums and at least 6 compilation albums.
Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility.