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U.S. singer Prince found dead at Minnesota home

CHANHASSEN - Music icon Prince died Thursday at his Paisley Park estate at age 57, his publicist confirmed. News and gossip website TMZ first reported his death, which followed a medical call to the studio. Authorities announced a death investiga...

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CHANHASSEN - Music icon Prince died Thursday at his Paisley Park estate at age 57, his publicist confirmed.

News and gossip website TMZ first reported his death, which followed a medical call to the studio.

Authorities announced a death investigation at Prince’s Chanhassen, Minn. estate, but did not make more details public, according to reporters on the scene.

The Carver County’s sheriff’s office responded to a medical call about 9:40 a.m. The estate houses Prince’s recording studio, and multiple people work there.

The music icon was sick with the flu last week and made an emergency landing in his private plane, but recovered to hold a dance party Saturday.

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Prince an innovative singer and songwriter whose music combined jazz, funk and disco is best known for hit songs like "Purple Rain," "Kiss" and "Raspberry Beret." He first found fame in the late 1970s and over the next three decades became known as one of the most inventive and eccentric forces in American pop music.

Prince, an intensely private person, won multiple Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Reuters contributed to this article.

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