Famed musician, writer, performer, choreographer, and producer Prince has died at the age of 57 at his estate in Minnesota. Paramedics were called out to his Paisley Park estate and the local sheriff’s department confirmed that there had been a fatality.
Prince – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – was rushed to hospital six days ago with flu symptoms after his private plane made an emergency landing in Illinois on Friday morning.
He had had been suffering from flu for a number of weeks and was believed to be recovering, but took a turn for the worse in the early hours of Friday. He was treated for three hours before being released.
The singer had performed at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta on last Thursday night and reportedly had seemed fine during the concert. His final public appearance was on Saturday at a dance party in Minnesota.