CHANHASSEN, Minn. (KMSP) - Prince is dead at 57, found Thursday morning at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Paisley Park is the compound where Prince lives, records music and hosts parties and concerts, including one party just a few days ago. Prince fans quickly gathered at Paisley Park and at the iconic First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis to share memories of the pop star.
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"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," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement. "There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."
An official statement from the Carver County sheriff's office said Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator. Deputies attempted CPR, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
"Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that on April 21, 2016, at about 9:43 am, sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen. When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 am. He has been identified as Prince Rogers Nelson (57) of Chanhassen. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death."
911 call: 'Yes, it's Prince'
The Carver County sheriff’s office has released the transcript of the 911 call that was placed when Prince was found unresponsive . The caller struggles to provide an address before saying they are at Paisley Park and "yes, it's Prince." READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT
TMZ: Prince treated for drug overdose
Prince was treated for a drug overdose 6 days before his death, multiple sources tell TMZ. Last Friday, Prince's private jet made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois just hours after he performed in Atlanta. At the time, his reps said he was battling the flu, which was something TMZ questioned because his plane was only 48 minutes from home before the unscheduled landing. Multiple sources in Moline now tell TMZ that Prince was rushed to a hospital and doctors gave him a "save shot," typically administered to counteract the effects of an opiate. READ MORE AT TMZ.COM
Emergency plane landing and flu
Prince made an appearance at Paisley Park last Saturday, just one day after he was hospitalized with flu symptoms. On April 15, TMZ broke the story that Prince was rushed to the hospital after his plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois.
RIP Prince Rogers Nelson
Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, Prince was the creator of the pop-funk Minneapolis sound that permeated the 1980s music scene. At 5’2, his physical stature was small, but Prince was a titan of musical innovation and showmanship.
Prince is best known for his hits Let's Go Crazy, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain and When Doves Cry. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame.
If you plan to visit Paisley Park
If you plan to visit Paisley Park to pay tribute to Prince, the city of Chanhassen asks that you park at Lake Ann Park (1456 W. 78th St., Chanhassen) and take the pedestrian underpass under Highway 5.
Notable statements on the passing of Prince
"Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer. A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said -- and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.” – President Barack Obama
“Prince, and his music, defined an era. His tremendous talent was matched only by his generosity and commitment to improving his community. Minnesotans and our nation mourn the loss of a great artist today; one who has left an unforgettable mark on music history, and whose contributions to the betterment of our state will be remembered for years to come.” - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Tribute from the Minnesota Twins
It's a Minnesota Twins clubhouse ritual that veterans make sure rookies know the words to the Prince hit Little Red Corvette. WATCH VIDEO
Prince's Super Bowl XLI halftime show remembered as best ever
It was 2007. Peyton Manning had led his Indianapolis Colts to a 16-14 halftime lead over the Chicago Bears. High winds and heavy rains had turned Miami's Sunlife Stadium into a soggy mess. But that didn't faze Prince. In fact, it only seemed to help him shine. KEEP READING