Prince Dead at 57
According to TMZ
Update 2: According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office (h/t New York Times’ Joe Coscarelli, Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate at 9:43 a.m. He was pronounced dead following CPR attempts on the scene at 10:07 a.m.
Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator, pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. pic.twitter.com/SzCT5hgdrp
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) April 21, 2016
Update: Here’s the statement Prince’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure has issued on the singer’s death:
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.
Legendary funk, pop, and rock icon Prince — born Prince Rogers Nelson — died today at his Minnesota Paisley Park estate, TMZ reports. He was 57. According to reports, authorities responded to a medical emergency at Prince’s home on Thursday morning.
Last week, Prince was hospitalized with the flu in Moline, Illinois, after his private jet made an emergency landing following a show. His last album, HITNRUN Phase Two, was released in 2015 as a TIDAL exclusive.
Prince’s publicist also confirmed that he died to the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Publicist: Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 21, 2016
SPIN will provide updates as soon as we know more.