Prince, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, had reportedly been battling flu-like symptoms for several weeks.
He apparently took a turn for the worse last Friday. His private plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois and he was rushed to a hospital.
He left the Illinois hospital the next day and returned to his Paisley Park estate, according to gossip site TMZ, which broke the story.
His body was discovered this morning (Apr. 21), according to multiple news reports.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that someone had died at the estate, after paramedics arrived at the scene at around 9:43 am. A forensics team and medical examiner are there now, according to the Associated Press.
The seven-time Grammy award winner made his last performance at the The Fox Theatre in Atlanta last Thursday night. It was tehe second of back-to-back shows and he performed without incident.
He was last seen on Saturday at a dance party in Minnesota, according to reports “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers,” he reportedly told the crowd.
A picture posted by a fan on Instagram appeared to show Prince riding a bicycle outside his estate on Sunday, according to London’s Daily Mail.
Fans are obviously praying for him now.
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