American Music icon Prince dies

American Music icon Prince dies

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Re-known American musician Prince Rogers Nelson (Prince), who rocked the airwaves in the ’80s with songs such as “I wanna be your Lover” and “Purple Rain” died on Thursday.

CNN.com reports that The 57-year-old singer was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Paramedics are reported to have tried to perform CPR but were unable to revive him.

He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. on Thursday, less than 30 minutes after sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at the scene.

The death was announced by his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure after police had been called to the premises which double as his music studio.

The Guardian reports that even though no details were immediately given for the cause of death, last week he was rushed to hospital apparently recovering from a bout of flu that had forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois.

Authorities are said to be investigating the circumstances surrounding his death and an autopsy is scheduled to take place Friday.

Prince was born on June 7 1958 to African-American parents who had a music back ground with his father being a pianist and songwriter and his mother was a jazz singer.

Here is a tribute video of his song I wanna be your lover. RIP prince.

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