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Prince has died at age 57

Prince has died at age 57

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The musician known to the world as Prince has died, according to multiple sources. Prince's body was discovered this morning in his Paisley Park home. He was 57 years old.

One of the most influential musicians in pop, Prince produced 37 studio albums over the span of his decades-long career, selling more than 100 million copies and influencing countless genres. He enjoyed a recent revival with his Art Official Age album in 2014, and was at work on a memoir, tentatively titled Beautiful Ones.

This past Friday, Prince's private plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois, reportedly because Prince was dehydrated from the flu. The following Saturday he invited fans to his home in Minnesota for a dance party, during which Prince showed off his new purple piano. "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers," he said, according to the Star Tribune.