CHANHASSEN, Minn. — A publicist for pop music superstar Prince has confirmed the singer has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
Jason Kamerud, Carver County chief sheriff’s deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that an investigation into a death at Paisley Park, where Prince has his recording studios, began on Thursday morning.
Prince won seven Grammy Awards, and earned 30 nominations. Five of his singles have topped the charts and 14 other songs hit the Top 10. He won an Oscar for the original song score to the classic film “Purple Rain.”
Earlier this month, Prince said he wasn’t feeling well, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and canceled at least one concert in the city. Some days later, he took the stage in Atlanta to perform. After that concert, the singer’s plane made an emergency landing, the singer’s spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure told CNN.
At the time she said, “He is fine and at home.”
The singer’s predilection for lavishly kinky story-songs earned him the nickname, His Royal Badness. He is also known as the “Purple One” because of his colorful fashions.
With files from the Canadian Press, CNN
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