The artist Prince has died, reports TMZ.
According to ABC News he was found lifeless in the elevator.
The icon was 57 years.
It was on Thursday morning, local time, as Prince Rogers Nelson , known as Prince, was found dead in his home and studio Paisley Park in Minnesota, according to several sources of TMZ.
Her death must also have confirmed to the Associated Press of spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure .
according to the initial information that reported it was unclear who died. But outside the building, it was a big pull with both the police and ambulance.
Cause of death undetermined
In the emergency call hears the operator to talk about a “man who can not breathe” at Princes address.
ABC News reported at 21.30 Swedish time that the Prince was found in the elevator. He was not contactable. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started but his life could not be saved.
ABC News writes that the police were on site 09:43 local time and that the Prince was pronounced dead 24 minutes later.
The cause of death is not yet determined . But police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
Relatives were informed quickly of the event.
Had health problems
Earlier in April, the icon set two gigs because of their health condition .
Just a few days ago, on April 15 and forced Princes private aircraft emergency landing in Moline in Illinois after a concert in Atlanta.
a spokesman for the artist said to TMZ that Prince had flu symptoms for several weeks. But just days after his hospital visit was the artist on stage again. Reportedly, would he have recovered and said a couple, now in retrospect, ghostly and prescient words:
– Wait a few days before you are wasting your prayers.
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Won several awards
Prince broke through in 1982 worldwide with the album “1999″. Since then he has had a long string of hits. Including “Kiss,” “I wanna be your lover” and “Diamonds and Pearls”.
During his long career he moved between several genres like funk, pop and rock. For his musical accomplishments, he praised including seven Grammys and an Oscar for the song “Purple Rain”. The song also became his first number one on the US Billboard list.
In total, Prince has sold over 100 million albums during his lifetime.
Filed on autobiography
2004 became the superstar inducted in the “Rock and Roll hall of Fame”.
Prince has also been known under the names the artist formerly known as Prince, the Artist as well as a symbol that you can not pronounce.
He was at the time of his death in the process of an autobiography which was planned to be released next year.
Prince was 57 years old.
“He was unique,” says soul queen Aretha Franklin to MSNBC.
[Star tributes to Prince]
the text is updated.