Legendary singer and pop icon Prince has passed away at the age of 57.
“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconuic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” his publicist said in a statement.
Initial reports said that police were investigating a death at the Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Fellow musicians voiced their grief for the “Purple Rain” singer’s death on social media:
I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories,
I will miss him. #Prince
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 21, 2016
— Viewsical (@Viewsical) April 21, 2016
Oh my god I can’t believe that Prince has died…he was a great great talent…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) April 21, 2016