Music legend, Prince, has died at the age of 57 at his estate in Minnesota, United States of America.
A report by the TMZ detailed that his body was found yesterday morning at his Paisley Park studio.
Paramedics were called out at 9.43 am yesterday and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality.
A forensics team and a medical examiner were at the scene, Fox 9station reported.
Prince – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – was hospitalised six days ago with flu symptoms.
The superstar musician combined rock, R&B, soul and hip-hop to create a unique sound that led to him selling more than 100 million records during his 40-year career.
He was aboard his private jet when he fell ill, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Illinois on Friday morning.
It was reported that the seven-time Grammy award winning singer’s plane diverted to Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, to make the emergency landing.
He had been suffering from flu for a number of weeks and was believed to be recovering, but his death took a turn for the worse in the early hours of Friday. He was treated for three hours before being released.
Initial reports on his condition painted a much graver picture, with one source claiming at the time he was “not doing well”.
The Purple Rain hit maker had performed at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta exactly one week before his death – the second of two back to back sold out shows – and had seemed fine during the concert.
Prince was born in Minneapolis in 1958 and started making music at the age of seven.
Prince was not only a great singer, a virtuoso guitarist, brilliant producer and songwriter, a very colourful dresser and was a widely acclaimed musical genius whose songs never waned throughout his career.