One of the all time best selling singers, Prince, died today at 57.
Early reports had indicated the cause of death was complications due to the flu.
The Sheriff’s department was called to Paisley Park where Prince was found in an elevator. They performed CPR, but could not revive him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
He had been on tour and last week his private plane made an emergency landing, where he was rushed to a hospital for treatment of flu-like symptoms. Shortly after that he told his fans, “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.”
Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince was a singer, songwriter, multiple instrumentalist, producer and actor. He was recognized as a musical genius, trend setter.
Prince’s Top 10 hits included “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”.
His best known album “Purple Rain,” is told to have been a fictionalized version of his own story: biracial, gifted, spectacularly ambitious. Its music won him an Academy Award and the album sold more than 13 million copies in the United States alone.