Prince dead: Legendary musician ‘found dead at recording studio’ age 57
TMZ first reported that there was a fatality at Prince’s estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, but the identity of the person was not initially revealed.
Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud originally said that he would not comment on whether or not Prince was involved. The police did say they had notified the next of kin of the deceased prior to Prince’s identity being released. And, just before Prince’s death was actually confirmed by TMZ, a tweet from music artist Zach Myers’ account claimed that Prince had indeed passed away.
According to ABC13 News Now, emergency medical personnel responded to the scene after a call was made, stating someone was reportedly not breathing.
Recently Prince had been hospitalized after being ill for weeks. Prince was briefly hospitalized in Moline, Illinois and his reps had stated he had been battling the flu. A rep told TMZ that Prince had been fighting the flu for weeks and had to cancel two performances on April 7, 2016. After the hospitalization, Prince’s rep did confirm that he had returned to his home.
Prince had been married twice in his life, the first time to Mayte Garcia until they split in 2000. He later married Manuela Testolini and the two split in 2006. Prince also dated Carmen Electra in the past.