Prince – Legend dies at 57

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

Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early this morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.

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 said he was battling the flu.

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

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.

It’s such a sad day for the world music community and people at large. Celebrities took to twitter to react to the news of his death. Below are some tweets that went out

“R. I. P to the King Prince thank u for inspiring me to be a Musician First and using this tool to heal people.” — Wyclef Jean.

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The greatest live act I ever saw. Genius, poet, sexy (expletive). RIP Prince.“ — Russell Crowe.

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“Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!” — Boy George.

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“Thank you Prince. All my thoughts & prayers are with all your loved ones.” — Chelsea Clinton.

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“So many emotions today. My heart dances in honor of a legend RIP Prince.” — Gina Rodriguez.

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“Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to work with him.” — Zooey Deschanel.

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“Stunned. This can’t be real.” — Justin Timberlake.

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“R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon.” — Shaquille O’Neal.

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“Lots of guitars gently weeping today #Prince #RIP.” — Kevin Bacon.

 

 

 

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