Singer Prince Rogers Nelson, otherwise known as “Prince,” has been found dead at his Minnesota home.
The seven-time Grammy winner was 57, and while causes of his death are still currently unknown, the police are strongly investigating.
Fans have been concerned about Prince as he’s been fighting the flu for several weeks, and recently had to have his private plane make an emergency landing in order to get him to the hospital. While Prince assured fans that he was okay, the Purple Rain singer passed away less than a week later.
Prince was born on June 7, 1958, and throughout the 80’s became a powerful well-known songwriter, guitar, keyboard and drums player, and was able to make a new sound mix of funk, rock, R&B and pop. Some of his top hits have included “Kiss,” “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette” and “When Doves Cry.”
For the most part, Prince recorded his music all on his own, and pulled together his songs in a way like never before. He eventually went on to be the opener at a Grammy Award telecast and the Super Bowl Halftime Show performer.
Prince released his final album in the fall of 2015, titled HITnRUN Phase One and Two.