Chanhassen, Minn. — Legendary pop singer Prince died on Thursday morning at his Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Early reports indicate that the musician was suffering from symptoms of the flu. Later, we learned his cause of death may be a drug overdose. An autopsy will be performed on Friday.
“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,” said his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure.
Last week, Prince was hospitalized after his place made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. He cancelled two performances in a row.
Stars immediately responded on Twitter as soon as the news broke:
“Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!” — Boy George (@BoyGeorge)
“And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic ✨ Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much…” — KATY PERRY (@katyperry)
Prince was known for the No. 1 hits “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and “Batdance” among many others. His final performance was at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, April 14.