Legend, artist, performer, and true fashion icon Prince has been declared dead in his Minnesota recording studio at the age of 57. And it's safe to say there's not a single dry eye in the house as fans and celebs alike have learned of his unexpected death – and taken to social media platforms to declare their sorrow.
Police and journalists gathered outside his Paisley Park estate in Minneapolis this morning exchanged sad embraces upon hearing that the singer's untimely death had been confirmed by his publicist. The star had recently canceled two tour dates, and was rushed to the hospital via private jet on April 15th.
As for news on the cause of death, no word has yet been released.
All we know right now is, our hearts are breaking for the king. Not only was Prince a flamboyant performer and groundbreaking artist, but he ate, drank, breathed, spoke, and lived his truth in so many different ways. Through his art and impeccable taste in fashion, and through his lasting influence in the music industry, Prince made his claim to fame long ago as one of the greatest pop performers of all time.
And legends never really die, do they?
Rest in all your purple glory, Prince.