Posted on Thu Apr 21st, 2016 9:49am PDT By X17 Staff
This is such horrible news …
Music icon Prince has died at the age of 57 at his estate, Paisley Park, in Minnesota, reports TMZ. The outlet first reported that an unknown person had died at the home but it is now confirming that it is in fact the legendary singer who has passed.
According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Department in Chanhassen, Minnesota, authorities were called to a medical emergency at the estate 9:43 AM on Thursday morning. Before the confirmation, the sheriff’s department said there had been a fatality and they were notifying next of kin.
Early last Friday morning, Prince was treated at a hospital after a bout of flu worsened during a flight on his private jet.
The 57-year-old cancelled two shows last week due to feeling ill. Despite being sick, the superstar performed in Atlanta on Thursday night, but his health quickly deteriorated on the flight home, TMZ said. The plane had to make an unscheduled landing to rush the music man to a hospital in Moline, Illinois. However, the legend performed at a concert the next day, assuring fans that he was okay. His reps told TMZ that he was battling the flu.
But it appears as though all was not well.
From David Bowie to Glenn Frey and now Prince, 2016 has not been a devastating year for music’s greatest men.
We here at X17 are are so sad to say goodbye to the rock royalty and his purple reign …
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