R.I.P. .. Pop Icon Prince Dead At Age 57

Music legend Prince is dead at the age of 57.

According to multiple reports, the music icon was found dead inside his swanky Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on Thursday morning.

Prince, whose real name is Prince Rogers Nelson, just recently had a health emergence where his private jet made an emergency landing at the Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois. He was treated at a local hospital for flu like symptoms and was released a few hours later.

The next day all seems fine with the singer after he performed the next day at a concert and assured his fans that he was doing okay. Seems he wasn’t. Details of his death are not yet released.

Prince rose to music stardom back in the early 1980s around the same time Michael Jackson became an international sensation. In 1982, the singer released his landmark album 1999, which gave rise to the Minneapolis sound. He went on to famously battle the music industry for creative freedom over his music. In 1985, Prince won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain.

Throughout his decades long career, Prince won 7 Grammy awards and sold over 100 million records worldwide.