PRINCE IS DEAD—
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The artist known as Prince has died … TMZ has learned. He was 57.
Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.
Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.
The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.
Prince was hospitalized last week with flu-like symptoms.
His plane was forced to land in Moline, Illinois.
UPDATE: Former MTV vee-jay Kennedy told FOX News today singer Prince was believed to be a Republican and deeply religious before his death. Prince passed away today at 57.