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The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Has Died Aged 57

Prince
Prince
"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died," his spokeswoman said.

The cause of death is still to be confirmed. The news has rocked the world of music who have been inspired by his musical innovations.

Throughout his career, Prince sold more than 100 million records - covering a plethora of genres from R&B, funk right through to pop.

Prince, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was self taught on a number of different instruments and produced, arranged and performed the majority of his hits. He came to prominence in the 1980s with iconic albums such as Purple Rain and 1999.

Tributes have poured in for Prince from celebrities across the globe following his death.

Madonna tweeted: "He changed the world!! A true visionary. What a loss. I'm devastated. This is Not A Love Song."

Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash also tweeted: "So sad to hear of Prince's passing; one of the greatest musical talents of my lifetime. Maybe of the 20th Century. RIP."

Photo credit by Scott Penner on flickr.com

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By Michael Storey

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 11:07 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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