It’s a sad day in the entertainment world. A music legend has passed away today and the whole world is mourning. The artist known as Prince – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – has passed away, according to a TMZ report on Thursday. Found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning and was 57 when he died. Apparently he had been battling the flu after a medical emergency on April 15.

At this point Carver County Sheriff spokesman Jason Kamerud confirmed they were investigating the death of superstar Prince. Stating that, “We are not releasing any information regarding the identity of the person who died until next of kin is notified.”

Prince became a superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album “1999”. He went on to rack up seven Grammys and perform at the Super Bowl in 2007. In 1984 he starred in Purple Rain, a film about a tormented young musician who is struggling with an abusive situation at home. With a burgeoning romance and having to face off with a rival singer, he must rise to stardom.

Listen to the classic song “Purple Rain” from the film below and our hearts and condolences go out to the family members of Prince.

Photo Credit: