CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince is dead.
The legendary musician whose innovative and flamboyant style has influenced pop culture for decades was found dead at his Paisley Park estate Thursday, his publicist told the Associated Press. He was 57.
Born Prince Rodgers Nelson, he was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, drawing upon influences ranging from James Brown to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix. His hits included “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry.”
He has more than 20 albums in his discography and has completed 28 tours before fans around the world. His latest album, HITnRUN Phase One is streaming exclusively on Tidal.
Known only as Prince, he changed his name again to an unpronounceable symbol,, in 1993.
He was 17 when he was first signed to a management contract in Minneapolis.
In 1984, he made his film debut in “Purple Rain,” which raked in $80 million and became a cult classic.
He has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has won seven Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Oscar.
Prince married backup dancer and singer Mayte Garcia in 1996. They had a son Boy Gregory the same year, who died a week after birth. Prince and Garcia divorced three years later. Prince was later married to Manuela Testolini from 2001 to 2006.
Prince announced he was writing a memoir this year, tentatively titled “The Beautiful Ones.”
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