Music Icon Prince, Dead at 57

Music icon, Prince Rodgers Nelson better known as Prince, was found dead at his Paisley Park studio outside Minneapolis, MN (April 21). He was 57.

According to reports, police arrived at Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m. and found Prince unresponsive in the elevator. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. Some are speculating that a fatal mix of prescription drugs that the singer was taking for an illness might be why he died but no official cause of death has been given. An autopsy by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office is scheduled for April 22.

The "Purple Rain" singer was hospitalized last week when his plane made an emergency landing in Moline, IL but he was released hours later and said to be battling a terrible case of flu.

Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Prince was one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. The seven-time Grammy Award winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 which was his first year of eligibility. His amazing vocal range, ability to play guitar as well as several other instruments, extravagant dress, electric live shows and integration of various musical styles made him a musical genius and bonified superstar.

Though Prince is best known for his 1984 blockbuster movie and chart-topping song "Purple Rain", he has had many other hits to reverberate the airwaves including "Little Red Corvette", "1999", "Diamonds and Pearls", "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy" to name a few.

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