BREAKING NEWS: Music Icon, Prince Dies At 57

BREAKING NEWS: Music Icon, Prince Dies At 57

By HuffPost on April 21, 2016
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Musician Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Prince, the legendary musician who brought us countless hits, such as “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” has died. He was 57.

The singer’s publicist confirmed the tragic news to The Huffington Post. TMZ was the first to report the news of his death.

The award-winning artist died on Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. No additional information is known at this time and the cause of death has yet to be released.

Earlier this week, the performer was treated for the flu after his plane made an emergency landing.

A representative for Prince told TMZ that the singer was feeling under the weather during his shows last week and began to feel worse on the plane. After the emergency landing, he was treated at a hospital and released three hours later.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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