Prince, 57, has died. This shocking tragedy was revealed on Thursday, April 21,almost one week after the iconic singer left fans very concerned about his health by making an emergency landing in Illnois.
It’s unclear if his sudden death is related to the same illness that forced his plane to land on Friday, April 15. This is devastating news. Prince’s body was discovered inside his Minnesota home on Thursday, April 21.
Sadly, little is known about his cause of death, aside from the reports that he had been battling an illness for weeks beforehand.
Prince’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed the tragic death to HollywoodLife.com. She wrote in an official statement, “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park Residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
It was originally reported that an unidentified person had died at Prince’s home, causing major concern for the singer’s health. Sadly, it was quickly confirmed that Prince had, in fact, passed away and it was his body that had been discovered.
As previously mentioned, Prince was flying to a concert in Atlanta, Georgia when his airplane was forced to land in Illnois because he wasn’t feeling well. At the time it was reported that Prince had flu, and he was rushed to a hospital after his plane landed in the middle of the night.