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PRINCE — DEAD AT 57

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Prince died at his Minnesota home Thursday. He was 57 years old.

Prince dies

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

Authorities were called to the singer’s Paisley Park estate around 10 a.m. Thursday. The Carver County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that there was a death at the scene.

Further details have not been reported, but a publicist has confirmed his death.

The lead singer of the band The Fairwell tweeted that “an inside source” told him it was Prince who died.

In early April, the singer — whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson — was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois on his flight home from Atlanta after he fell ill. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and released three hours later. He had reportedly been suffering from the flu.

More details to come.

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