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Legendary pop superstar Prince has died on Thursday at his home in Minnesota, just days after he was rushed to hospital from his private plane due to a severe bout of flu. He is 57 years old.

The singer’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure has released a statement confirming the singer’s passing.

“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’s said.

Police and paramedics were called to a medical emergency at Prince’s Paisley Park estate to report that there has been a fatality around 9:43 am on Thursday. The cause of death has not been released yet.

Born Prince Nelson Rogers in 1958, the pop icon pioneered the “Minneapolis sound”, took the music industry by storm and became a global superstar in the 80s. He has won seven Grammys and has earned 30 nominations in his entire career. Among his notable albums were 1999, Purple Rain, and Signs O’ the Times.

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Source: CNN