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Prince Dies at 57

The artist known as Prince has died … TMZ has learned. He was 57.

Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.

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Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.

Prince is fondly remembered for his work on the 1989 Batman movie soundtrack where he contributed several hit tracks.

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The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.

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Prior to his most recent appearance however, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.

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Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album “1999.”

He went on to churn out a ton of hits — and racking up 7 Grammys in the process. He also performed at the Super Bowl in 2007 … in one of the greatest live performances of all time.

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He also sold more than 100 million records during his career … and the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985.

Prince was married two times — the first time to his backup dancer Mayte Garcia. They split in 2000. He then married Manuela Testolini … but they split in 2006.

 

source: TMZ

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