Musician Prince dies aged 57
Friday, April 22, 2016
Musiciandied at home in , yesterday.
A publicist confirmed his death. "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson has died".
A statement from theSheriff's office said Prince was found in an elevator at his home at . Emergency workers were called, but after they were unable to revive him, he was pronounced dead.
Following Prince's first album in 1978, he came to prominence in the 1980s. His 1980s releases included, , , and . He went on to record more than 30 albums. During his career he sold more than 100 million records and had 47 songs reach the US . Five of those songs, , Kiss, , , and , went to number one. The song When Doves Cry was number one for five weeks.
In 1984 Prince starred in the movie, which was based on his album. The movie's song score won Prince an for best original song score. Prince won seven and in 2004 was inducted into the . He also wrote songs released successfully by other artists, such as released in 1986 by and released in 1990 by .
Thereported an autopsy will be conducted to determine Prince's cause of death.
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