Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis. His death was confirmed by his publicist, according to The Associated Press.
Authorities had earlier said they were investigating a death Thursday morning at Paisley Park where Prince has his recording studios.
Last week, the music icon was hospitalized with the flu. His illness forced him to postpone two shows he was scheduled to play at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.
The seven-time Grammy Award winner headlined two “exclusive and intimate” shows in Toronto just last month, playing 90-minute sets for fans who paid at least $325 for tickets.
Prince also lived in the Canadian city when he was married to Toronto woman, Manuela Testolini. The couple divorced in 2006 after five years of marriage.
The multi-talented artist was known for his flamboyant style and outlandish stage outfits.
As an musician, Prince carved a career wowing crowds with flawless shows, traversing an array of genres from rock, jazz, and blues to playing his trademark funky guitar licks.
In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The cause of his death remains unknown. An investigation is ongoing.
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