Prince Dead at 57

mrctvstaff | April 21, 2016

The artist known as Prince has died, according to TMZ.

Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early this morning.

The singer had a medical emergency on April 15 that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day and assured fans he was okay. Representatives told TMZ he was battling the flu.

Prior to his most recent appearance, however, Prince had canceled two shows due to health concerns.

In response to the news of Prince's death, Pres. Barack Obama released a statement honoring the performer.

Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album “1999.”

He was 57.

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