The TMZ are reporting that Prince has died at his Paisley Park compound, located in the southeast Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen.
The music icon’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed his passing to AP.
Carver County Police confirmed via Twitter that deputies were called to the scene Thursday morning to investigate a death but would not release the name of the deceased until the next of kin was notified.
Prince was briefly hospitalized Friday after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Illinois’ Quad City International Airport. His representatives told USA TODAY that he had been struggling with the flu.
Prince, a 2004 Rock Hall of Fame inductee, won multiple Grammys. He also won a best-original-song Oscar for Purple Rain in 1985. His long list of hit songs includes 1999, Little Red Corvette,When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy and Kiss.
He also gave a leg-up to other musicians such as Sheila E. and Sheena Easton and wrote hits for other artists. The Bangles’ Manic Monday was a Prince composition.
Prince is also partially responsible for the parental advisory warnings on album covers. In the late 1980s, Tipper Gore, then the wife of politician Al Gore, founded the Parents Music Resource Center after she heard his explicit single Darling Nikki.