Prince Found Dead Age 57 (TMZ Reports)
Prince dead at the age of 57. TMZ first reported that his body was found this morning in his estate in Paisley Park in Minnesota. The singer was found after police were called about his death.
Information came about of an illness that Prince was combating last week. A couple of shows had been cancelled. He was hospitalized after an emergency plane landing due to the illness. He had apparently been fighting the illness for several weeks (TMZ).
More information soon as it comes available.
UPDATE 4/23/16: According to The Guardian, the cause of death is still unknown. Those who were close to the iconic entertainer say that he was clean in his habits and avoided drugs and alcohol. The results of the autopsy that was done on Friday will not be available for several weeks. The Guardian states, that “Prince was cremated [today] and a group of his “most beloved” family, friends and musicians celebrated him afterwards in a small, private service…”
The Guardian also reports that, “An unconfirmed report from celebrity news site TMZ said the musician overdosed on a painkiller.”