A music legend was reportedly found dead in his recording studio earlier today.
Story first reported by TMZ brings sad news this Thursday afternoon. A music legend, actor and a pop culture icon Prince Rogers Nelson has died at 57.
Prince was found dead today at his home and recording studio, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was briefly hospitalized less than a week ago after emergency landing in Illinois.
Born on June 7, 1958, Prince made history with his funk and rock music as well as pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes regarding sexuality, race and music. His astonishing talent brought us hits like “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Kiss,” “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Strawberry Beret,” “1999,” and many more. He was a guitar virtuoso and an incredible singer. He was a fashion icon. His fashion sense and mysterious charm gained him devoted fans all around the world.
It’s hard to describe Prince’s influence on music and culture. The broad spectrum of his musical performances, combining genres of funk, jazz, rock, soul, R&B, psychedelia and pop, make him a star that was truly one-of-a-kind. His legacy will live for years to come.
The Knockturnal team extends its condolences to the family, friends, and fans.