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Prince Dead at 57

princeAccording to his publicist, musical artist Prince died this morning. He was 57.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning,” his publicist said in a statement.

The confirmation comes after initial reports that someone died this morning at Prince’s Minnesota home, but police did not release the name of the deceased. TMZ and CBS broke the news that it was indeed the singer.

On April 15, Prince suffered a medical emergency that required his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois so he can be rushed to a hospital. His publicist insisted the artist had a bad flu, and he appeared before fans the following day to ensure them he was fine.

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