Header-Prince-628x378Reigning king of pop music and cultural icon, Prince has died at the age of 57. The beloved and sometimes quixoitc superstar was reported to have been rushed to a hospital six days ago in an emergency landing.

Carver County Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud confirmed a response to a medical call at 9:43 a.m at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Paisley Park is the compound where Prince lives, records music and hosts parties and concerts, including one party just a few days ago.

It was 1984’s – his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 — released in conjunction with the film of the same name, that cemented him as one of the greatest artists of his generation, earning him two Grammys, and Oscar and a victory over Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 1985 American Music Awards.

– his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 — released in conjunction with the film of the same name, that cemented him as one of the greatest artists of his generation, earning him two Grammys, and Oscar and a victory over Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 1985 American Music Awards.

Much of his unprecedented popularity and remarkable appeal lies in the fact that he was incredibly selfless and non-egotisitic about the music. Prince often gave brilliant performances in promoting the music of other artists and generously showcased established and emerging talent from around the world.

Over his 35-plus-year career, he released 39 solo studio albums and never stopped releasing new material; since September 2014, he put out four new full-length records with his latest band, 3rd Eye Girl, continuously experimenting with psychedelic rock and intergalactic funk.

City of Atlanta City Council member Michael Julian Bond has this to say in statement on the great artist’s passing:

“I join Atlanta in being deeply sadden in hearing of the passing of the great musical genius known as Prince. I feel fortunate to have met him on several occasions and have been delighted and entertained by his music over my lifetime. He was an incredible artist, writer, producer, lyricists, performer and of course singer. He expanded the R&B genre of music to something that is un-definable but yet purely enjoyable to the human spirit. I want to send condolences to his family and all those who have been fans of his phenomenal music talent.” – Michael Julian Bond, Atlanta City Council, Post 1- At-Large

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