Music great Prince dies at 57

by Creative Media Times

Prince, one of the bestselling pop artists of all time, died Thursday morning in his home recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn., according to his publicist.

“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 at the age of 57,” his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, said in a statement. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

Police and EMTs responded to a 911 call at his Paisley Park studio Thursday. Sheriffs in Chanhassen, Minnesota, confirmed that there was one fatality.

Prince was briefly hospitalized last week for what representatives at the time said was a flu.

Born June 7, 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson, was one of the most successful and prolific performers of all time. Over his career, Prince sold more than 100 million albums, and won seven Grammy Awards. He also had success as a songwriter for other musicians, writing hits like “Nothing Compares 2 U” for Sinead O’Connor, “Manic Monday” for The Bangles, and “I Feel For You,” for Chaka Khan.