The musical legend Prince, best known for his unique voice and dress sense, died at 9:43 this morning. Police were called to his Minneapolis, Minnesota estate this morning after receiving a report of a fatality. He was hospitalised six days ago with severe flu-like symptoms after his private jet had to make an emergency stop in Illinois. He received three hours of emergency treatment before being allowed to continue his journey. It was reported that he was not doing well between the emergency landing and his time of death.
The Sheriff’s Office of Carver County, Minnesota, which is based in the city of Chanhassen, confirmed that there was a fatality, and that their next of kin had been informed.
He was performing as recently as last week, and in his career sold over 100 million records. He was nominated for 32 Grammys and won seven, and was nominated for 12 VMAs with 4 wins. He also won the Oscar for Best Original Score for Purple Rain, arguably his best song. You can listen to Purple Rain below:
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