artist spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure confirmed earlier in the evening for the AP that the artist was found dead in his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
– It is with deep sorrow that I confirm that the legendary , iconic artist Prince Roger Nelson has died at his home in Paisley Park in the morning, said Yvette Noel-Schure, told AFP.
the site TMZ says that the artist was found early on Thursday morning. Police came to the scene found when Prince lifeless in an elevator. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started, but the artist’s life could not be saved, reports the AP.
The circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown. Prince should have been taken to hospital, according to news reports. For one week ago to be Prince aircraft have been forced to make an emergency landing because of the artist’s state of health.
Prince broke through firmly in the 80s and is known among other things for the album in 1999 and Purple Rain . The artist recognized for his broad repertoire, and controversial lyrics. The singer has sold over 100 million albums.
– If it were not for the Prince had not popular music sounded like it does today, says music journalist Mats Nileskär on Swedish Radio said.
Prince Rogers Nelson was born June 7, 1958. He was 57 years old. The artist goes down in history as one of the largest in popular music. He won seven Grammy Awards and nomierades 30 times. Five of his singles were drop-tops, and he won an Oscar for the music for the film “Purple Rain”.
Prince gave Funk new life by mixing it with pop and British new wave and created a whole new genre, says Nileskär.
– he’s one of the greatest musicians of our time clearly, he is the link back to popular music history and is the great innovator. Prince can not compare with any other. He is outstanding.
In the 1990s changed Prince his name to an unutterable symbol and wrote the word “slave” on his cheek in protest against his conditions of contract with record company Warner. Some years and many albums later, he could switch record labels and then started again using his real name.
Prince had time before he passed away put the instruments aside to devote himself to writing his memoirs. They were meant to be published in autumn 2017 entitled “The Beautiful Ones”.