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Prince passes away at 57

Prince, who is considered one of the world's music icons was found unresponsive in an elevator.

BY
Joan Leary

FRESH SCOOPS

04/22/2016 10:35 AM
Prince passes away at 57
042216-prince_PUSH.jpgMusic icon Prince has passed away yesterday, April 21. He was 57. The singer was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minneapolis around 9:43am.

A press release sent from the Carver County Sheriff's Department also confirmed that he was pronounced dead at 10:07am after unsuccessful CPR attempts. The reason for his death has not yet been identified but authorities are currently investigating it. 

"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," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said.

Prince was famous for defining the sound of the 80s with his hit songs such as "Kiss" and "Purple Rain". Prince received a total of seven Grammy Awards from 32 nominations between 1984 and 2010.