Musician Prince died today the 21st of April, just six days after falling ill with severe flu. In the early hours of today, 9.43am EST, paramedics and the police were alerted to his home at Minnesota. The Carver County Sheriff's Department confirmed there had been a fatality with forensics team and a medical examiner present at the scene.
The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained. He was rushed to the hospital six days ago with flu symptoms after his plane made an emergency landing.
Prince Rogers Nelson until his death was aged 57 years and was known for his sexually charged lyrics and really electric performances. His last public appearance was at a show on Sunday where he said "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers".
Many celebrities have expressed their shock, heartbreak and sympathy via social media. May his really energetic soul Rest In Peace....his legacy still lives on.
"Our GRAMMY family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince. Today, we remember and celebrate him as one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time. Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever. We have lost a true innovator and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his incredible work." - Neil Portnow, President/CEO, The Recording Academy
It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist... Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols... That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music... It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES... #RIPPrince