He was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis

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Prince has died aged 57.

Associated Press reports that he was found dead at his home on Thursday [April 21] in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure.

No details were immediately released.

Prince has been hospitalised last week after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois.

Released a few hours later, a rep told TMZ that he had been battling a bad case of flu.

The news of Prince’s death was broken by TMZ who cited ‘Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. We’ve obtained the 911 call deputies received for a “male down, not breathing.'”

During his career, the artist born Prince Rogers Nelson released 39 solo studio albums; last year, he released four new full-length records with his latest band, 3rd Eye Girl.

He won seven Grammy Awards, and has received 30 nominations.

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