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UPDATED: Thursday, April 21, 3:39 PM EST

According to authorities, singer Prince was found unresponsive in the elevator of his Chanhassen, Minn., estate. His cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Prince is reportedly dead at 57 years old.

According to TMZ, the legendary singer’s body was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.

He was previously reported to have been battling the flu.

TMZ writes:

Authorities responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park studio on Thursday morning. The Carver County Sheriff’s department in Chanhassen, Minnesota tells TMZ there has been a fatality, and they’re notifying next of kin.

According to the Sheriff’s dept … deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 AM.

Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. 

His publicist confirmed the news, according to BuzzFeed News and the Associated Press.

Six days before his death, the iconic singer tweeted the following, a true testament to his otherworldly persona.

May he rest in peace.


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