According to CNN, the police are investigating the death of recording artist Prince in his home in Carver County, Minnesota. At 11:57 a.m. CDT, on April 21, 2016, the local sheriff declined to confirm the artist was the actual person who was discovered dead.
Reuters indicated he had been ill during a flight and his jet was forced to make an emergency landing several days ago in Illinois. He was hospitalized for symptoms that appeared to be the flu. Subsequently, two concerts in Atlanta, Georgia, were canceled.
Initially, the police posted a tweet that caused rumors to spread, “Deputies are on scene of a death investigation” at the recording artist’s home.
Shortly after the police tweet, TMZ posted on their Twitter feed that Prince was the person who died in his mansion/recording studio. He was 57 years old.
The artist was born on June 7, 1958. He changed his name several times, once was a series of symbols, written on the Bio. website as, O(+>. He was also referred to as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and finally Prince Nelson. His father, a jazz pianist named him after the band he played with, the Prince Roger Trio.
As a teen Prince signed on with Warner Brothers Records, his early discography included Prince, in 1979, and Controversy, in 1981. However, his rise to fame came after the release of Purple Rain in 1984.
UPDATE: NBC News reported at 12:25 p.m. CDT, that Prince’s publicist confirmed the rock star has passed away.
This is an ongoing investigation The Public Slate will continue to update.
By Cathy Milne
CNN: Death Reported at Prince Home
Reuters: ‘Prince found dead at his party mansion and recording studios in Minneapolis’
NBC News: Prince, Iconic ‘Purple Rain’ Musician, Dead at 57: Publicist
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