Pop Superstar Prince Found Dead In A Lift on Paisley Park Estate

By Newsroom America Staff at 21 Apr 2016

(Newsroom America) -- The acclaimed musician Prince has been found dead at his home in Minnesota. He was 57.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said his deputies responded to a medical call at about 9:43 local time and later found an unresponsive adult male in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios.

Sheriff Jim Olson said first responders tried to revive him with CPR but he was pronounced dead at 10:07.

Albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times propelled Prince to international superstar status in the 1980's.

His spokeswoman confirmed the death, saying: "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died."

"There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

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