After multiple news sources reported a fatality at Prince’s recording studio Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota Thursday, Prince’s publicist has confirmed the famous artist has died.
After responding to a call Thursday morning, TMZ reported that the sheriff’s department was “notifying next of kin,” though at first, the name of who had died was not released. When TMZ confirmed the fatality was Prince, their site crashed.
The news follows Prince’s hospitalization last weekend when his private plane made an emergency stop due to what his rep said was struggles with the flu. He cancelled a few shows, but had rescheduled them.
This post has been updated.