MUSIC ICON, PRINCE, DIES AT 57

MUSIC ICON, PRINCE, DIES AT 57

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MUSIC ICON, PRINCE, DIES AT 57

– Music icon and song writer Prince has passed away

– His death news was broken by his publicist

MUSIC ICON, PRINCE, DIES AT 57
Prince Rogers Nelson

MUSIC ICON, PRINCE, DIES AT 57

Music icon and song writer, Prince has passed on. The popular music star was announced to have died at his Paisley Park residence.

His shocking demise was announced by his publicist on Thursday evening. Late Prince was associated with the 1980s, but his star influence continued for decades.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” said his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure.

According to CNN, a statement ‘’Prince, who pioneered “the Minneapolis sound” and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, died Thursday at age 57,’’ reads

Earlier Thursday, police said they were investigating a death at the Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

A massive outburst of grief trailed on social media.

MUSIC ICON, PRINCE, DIES AT 57

Some are saying the icon’s death “is what it sounds like when doves cry,” a reference to his monster hit from 1984.

Prince’s prominence never declined through the decades, but he was considered synonymous with the 1980s. His fame reached a fever pitch with the 1984 film “Purple Rain,” about an aspiring musician, his

Prince’s memoir “The Beautiful Ones

Earlier this month, Prince had made news, but it wasn’t for his music. The musician had said he wasn’t feeling well, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and canceled a concert date in that city.

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Few days later, he took the stage in Atlanta to perform. After that concert on April 14, the singer’s plane made an emergency landing. At the time Noel said, “He is fine and at home.”

In his life time, Prince won seven Grammy Awards and earned 30 nominations. Five of his singles topped the charts and 14 other songs hit the Top 10. He won an Oscar for best original song score for “Purple Rain.”

The singer’s predilection for lavishly kinky story-songs earned him the nickname, His Royal Badness. He was also known as the “Purple One” because of his colorful fashions.

His sound was as unique and transfixing as he was. He created what became known as Minneapolis sound, which was a funky blend of pop, synth and new wave.

Controversy followed the singer and that, in part, made his fans adore him more.

“Darling Nikki,” a song that details a one-night stand, prompted the formation of the Parents Music Resource Center.

Led by Tipper Gore, the group encouraged record labels to place advisory labels on albums with explicit lyrics.

Prince had left his imprint on so many aspects of popular culture from movies to sports to politics. As the Minnesota Vikings prepped to take on the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 NFC championship game, Prince wrote a fight song, “Purple and Gold,” to inspire his home team.

The Vikings lost. He was the halftime performer at the Super Bowl in 2007.

MUSIC ICON, PRINCE, DIES AT 57