Music icon, Prince, has passed away

A sad day for music fans. From TMZ

The artist known as Prince has died … TMZ has learned. He was 57.

Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.

Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. We’ve obtained the emergency dispatch call for a “male down, not breathing.”

The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.

The man was a prolific and iconic artist and musician, his 2007 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, where he played “Purple Rain” in actual rain, was hailed by many as one of the best ever in the history of the Super Bowl.

Interestingly, and little known to most, Prince was a Christian, and it was believed that he was also a Republican…

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. May he rest in piece

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