According to reports, the singer died early Thursday morning, after battling the flu recently.
“Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed,” TMZ.com stated.
The music icon’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, also confirmed his passing to the Associated Press.
“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,” Noel-Schure stated.
Prince had briefly been hospitalized for a medical emergency in Illinois on April 15, and had also reportedly cancelled two concerts recently due to health concerns.
He rose to fame in 1982, after his breakthrough album “1999,” and went on to sell over 100 million albums throughout his career.
Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
President Barack Obama released the following statement regarding his passing:
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