Prince Announced Dead at the Age of 57

By Demarcus Cobb
Music Journalist

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame star responsible for “1999” and “Purple Rain” was reported dead this morning at the age of 57. Prince released over 20 albums and sell over 100 million records during his colorful career.  According to Rolling Stone, Prince was recovering from the Flu which lead to the cancellation of some dates of his Piano and a Microphone tour this month. Yvette Noel-Schure, Publicist for Prince, confirmed his death to The Associated Press

Prince Death Announcement

Prince Death
Photo courtesy of BuzzFeed News.

All reports refer back to TMZ, who seems to be the first to report his passing this morning. A call was made at approximately 9:43 a.m. Thursday morning from the singer’s Paisley Park studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The cause of death is “recovery from flu-like symptoms.”

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