A week before Prince’s death, his private plane was forced to land in IL so that he could seek medical treatment for what was reported as a sudden bout with the flu.
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis on June 7th, 1958.
Prince’s death is sending fans flocking to their favorite online spots for tunes, but the late icon’s quirky stance on streaming services means you could be turning to Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora – and coming up empty.
She posted: “Shocked that @prince has died at only 57″. “Prince made dance music that rocked and rock music that had a bristling, funky backbone”. Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. A True Visionary. What a loss. My heart is heavy.
But people willing to search can find Prince elsewhere. The world of music was forever changed the day he picked up his guitar. Prince showed us it was okay to be different.
“We recognize the fans craving for as much material as possible, but we’d prefer they get it from us directly than from third parties who are scalpers rather than real fans of our work”, the lawyer told TMZ. “But the world will be a little less bright without Prince in it”.
Beach Boys star Brian Wilson tweeted: “I’m shocked to hear that Prince passed at such a young age”.
The artist also garnered acclaim in the film industry, winning an Oscar for Best Original Song for the 1984 film, “Purple Rain“, that went along with the hit album.
It was 1992 and Prince and Warner Bros. were just about done with each other.
Emergency crews were called to the musician’s Paisley Park recording studio in Minnesota Thursday morning for a medical emergency that later turned out to be a fatality.
According to local police officials, legendary Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator yesterday. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. Prince was pronounced dead at 10:07.
Image: Prince performs on the main stage during Budapest’s Sziget music festival on an island in the Danube River August 9, 2011. While the Carver County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the investigation, they have not given any details as to who has died.