Prince has died aged 57 at his estate in Minnesota, just days after he was rushed to hospital from his private plane with flu.
Paramedics were called out to his Paisley Park estate at 9.43am and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality.
A forensics team and a medical examiner are at the scene.
Prince – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – was hospitalized six days ago with flu symptoms.
Prince has died aged 57 at his estate in Minnesota, according to multiple sources close to the star
Paramedics were called to his Paisley Park studio (pictured) at 9.43 this morning and police confirmed that someone had died
Prince made a surprise appearance at a dance party in Minnesota on Saturday, in what is believed to have been his final public appearance
The superstar musician combined rock, R&B, soul and hip-hop to create a unique sound that led to him selling more than 100million records during his 40-year career
Prince was seen riding a bicycle outside his estate in this picture posed on Instagram on Sunday
He was aboard his private flight when he fell ill, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Illinois on Friday morning.
TMZ reported that the seven-time Grammy award winning singer’s plane diverted to Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, to make the emergency landing.
He had had been suffering from flu for a number of weeks and was believed to be recovering, but took a turn for the worse in the early hours of Friday.
He was treated for three hours before being released.