The Man born as Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, known most of his celebrity life simply by the mononym “PRINCE” has come to the end in his extraordinary Rein April 21. 2016.
Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press that the superstar “died at his home this morning at Paisley Park.” The local sheriff said deputies found Prince unresponsive in an elevator late Thursday morning after being summoned to his home, but that first-responders couldn’t revive him.
No details about what may have caused his death have been released. Prince postponed a concert in Atlanta on April 7, after coming down with the flu, and he apologized to fans during a makeup concert last week.
Prince excelled fame for fiercely protecting his independence and battling for control over of his material and his name, insisting for a time that he be called “TAFKAP,” or The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and identified with a key-like symbol. Prince once wrote “slave” on his face in protest of not owning his work and famously fought and then departed his label, Warner Bros., before returning a few years ago.