Prince dead at 57 a week after playing Atlanta concerts

Prince 1Prince has died in Minnesota.

The musician’s publicist has confirmed the news to his hometown newspaper.

TMZ first reported the news that authorities responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park home and studio on Thursday morning.

According to Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m.

Last Friday morning, Prince, 57, was briefly hospitalized in Moline, Ill., after his private jet made an emergency landing there as he was returning home from his two performances at the Fox Theatre exactly a week ago.

Prince postponed the shows from the week prior because he had been battling the flu.

On Saturday, he made a brief appearance at Paisley Park and assured fans he was fine.

“Wait a few days before you waste any prayers,” he said.

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17 comments
Lagyrl1
Lagyrl1

So sad. ...Purple Rain

didj
didj

Huge loss to all and too soon.

Pearls
Pearls

Such a loss to the music industry.

Jhen
Jhen

The world

kaye7
kaye7

My guitar gently weeps

Nelly
Nelly

Sad news he was such a great talent

EdnaBlount
EdnaBlount

Great artist, he will be missed.

QueenBJoy
QueenBJoy

Another music icon now performs for the Master. RIP

duffy56
duffy56

Now he belongs to the ages..............................

jdhart
jdhart

Saw him in concert at the old Omni in Atlanta in the 80's. Great shows, wonderfully talented entertainer.

Dr. Irving
Dr. Irving

He was an incredible talent.  Very, very sad.

Grob_Hahn
Grob_Hahn

That's really sad, he changed the world so much.