Prince’s publicist confirmed to the Associated Press that Prince, aged 57, passed away. TMZ was the first who reported the news.
Representatives for Prince have not yet responded to Mashable’s request for comment, though his publicist has released a statement:
Statement from Prince’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure: pic.twitter.com/iJKcoNpKqN
— FOX 9 (@MyFOX9) April 21, 2016
Carver County Sherrif Jim Olson shared more details about the death in a statement, adding that they arrived at Paisley Park Studios at 9:43, where they found Prince unresponsive in an elevator.
Official release on Prince death from Carver County. They tried to revive him with CPR. Pronounced dead 10:07 am pic.twitter.com/n3Tz49lyHQ
— Andy Mannix (@AndrewMannix) April 21, 2016
TMZ is reporting that someone has died at Prince’s Paisley Park studio in Minnesota.
Deputies are on scene of a death investigation at Paisley Park in Chanhassen. More info to follow. -814
— Carver County S.O. (@CarverSheriff) April 21, 2016
— Jessica Miles (@jmileskstp) April 21, 2016
Prince was recently sick with the flu. He was on a flight a few days ago that was forced to make an emergency, landing in Moline, Illinois, so he could be rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ.