Legendary Pop Singer Prince Dead at 57


Prince, the pop music icon behind 1989's Batman soundtrack, has died at age 57, TMZ reports. His body was discovered earlier today at his home in Minnesota.

UPDATE: Representatives for Prince have confirmed his passing in a statement to the Associated Press.

A little after noon ET, reports started to circulate about a body being discovered at Prince's estate. The singer was reportedly hospitalized with flu-like symptoms over the weekend but had apparently been discharged.

Prince also recently cancelled a pair of concerts citing health concerns, and then appeared onstage recently to reassure fans that he was okay.


In a more than thirty-year career, Prince -- real name Prince Rogers Nelson -- has earned 7 Grammys, sold more than 100 million records, and headlined a pair of his own movies. He won an Academy Award for Best Original score for 1985's Purple Rain.