Singer Prince has died at the age of 57


The artist known as Prince has died at the age of 57, reports TMZ.

The singer, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, had a medical emergency on 15 April forcing his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois.

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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.

According to BBC, police were called to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate earlier on Thursday, US media reported. An investigation is underway.

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Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times.

He sold more than 100 million records during his career.

More to follow

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