“WHEN DOVES CRY”: Prince Dies At Age 57

“WHEN DOVES CRY”: Prince Dies At Age 57

Overview

Prince reportedly passed away today, April 21st, at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio, reports Billboard.

Initial reports said police were investigating a fatality at the estate.

Last week, Prince’s plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. and he was hospitalized for a few hours. A representative late revealed that he was battling a serious case of flu.

No one from Prince’s camp has confirmed his death yet and the story is developing.

The worlds of pop culture and music will surely miss the legendary icon. Billboard.com describes his impact on the world:

“One of the most iconic musicians in music history, Prince’s extensive career grew out of the music scene of his native Minneapolis, where he lived his entire life. His 1978 debut album For You and self-titled second LP, released in October 1979, kicked off an incredibly prolific run of albums that included 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Sign O The Times and Batman, among others, throughout the 1980s at a clip of nearly one per year, evolving with each release.

It was 1984’s Purple Rain — his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 — released in conjunction with the film of the same name, that cemented him as one of the greatest artists of his generation, earning him two Grammys, and Oscar and a victory over Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 1985 American Music Awards. Along the way, he worked with several bands under a series of pseudonyms, including The Time, the New Power Generation and The Revolution, as both frontman and producer.”