Prince, a prolific rock star known for his mysterious brand of funk rock, died Thursday morning at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, TMZ has confirmed. He was 57.
The sheriff's office responded to emergency calls at 9:43 a.m., and confirmed someone had died on the grounds.
The singer was rushed to the hospital earlier this month after his jet was forced to make an emergency landing due to a severe bout of the flu, but appeared to be on the mend.
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Prince was a visionary, hellbent on defying gender, genre and sense of self. His contributions to music and art will never be forgotten.