According to AP, pop music superstar Prince died Thursday at the age of 57, at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. As of now his cause of death has not been released, but should be forthcoming.
According to the DailyMail, music legend Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was rushed to the hospital from a private plane with “severe flu” about six days before his death.
It also reported that paramedics were called out to the music icon’s Paisley Park estate at 9.43am and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality.
Prince was aboard his private flight when he fell ill, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Illinois on Friday morning.
TMZ reported that the seven-time Grammy award winning singer’s plane diverted to Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, to make the emergency landing.
He had had been suffering from flu for a number of weeks and was believed to be recovering, but took a turn for the worse in the early hours of Friday. Prince, who was a Jehovah’s Witness, was treated for three hours before being released.
According to many reports, Prince made what is believed to have been his final public appearance on Saturday at a dance party in Minnesota. He was keen for people to have ‘living proof’ that he is still alive, and he arrived at the bash to show off his new guitar and piano. He didn’t sing, but he did tell the crowd: “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.”