Musician Prince has died aged 57

Prince Rogers Nelson has died, his publicist has confirmed.
Prince Rogers Nelson has died, his publicist has confirmed.

Singer Prince has died at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota, his publicist has confirmed.

His body was found at the compound, where his recording studio is located earlier today.

Prince, whose real name is Prince Rogers Nelson, suffered a medical emergency earlier this month that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that an investigation was under way on Thursday morning.

They told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the identity of the deceased was being withheld until next of kin had been notified.

They tweeted: “Deputies are on scene of a death investigation at Paisley Park in Chanhassen. More info to follow.”

The Purple Rain singer was flying home from a show in Atlanta, Georgia on April 15 when he was taken ill and his private jet made an emergency landing in Molina, Illinois.

He was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was treated and released hours later.

At the time a representative for Prince assured fans he was feeling much better and was resting at home.

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