Singer-songwriter Prince has died at the age of 57 at his home in suburban Minneapolis, his publicist has confirmed.
It comes days after reports that the musician was taken to hospital after his plane made an emergency plane landing. He was said to be suffering from flu.
The US-based website TMZ, which is well-known for its connections in the world of showbusiness, broke the news saying it had the performer’s death confirmed by multiple sources.
The singer, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.
Prior to his most recent appearance however, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.
Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album “1999.”
The doves will surely be crying tonight.