Pop icon Prince Rogers Nelson found dead at home


Legendary singer Prince was found dead at his Minnesota home on Thursday. He was 57.

"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning," said his spokeswoman, Yvette Noel-Schure.

Fellow musicians and other celebrities expressed shock over the sudden demise of Prince.

Here’s what they tweeted:

#“RIP our dearly beloved Prince. Tears and love on our tour bus... I’ll never forget my brother. We've had good times,” American musician, producer, and guitarist Nile Rodgers tweeted.

“And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic,” pop diva Katy Perry said.

“Devastated to hear the news about Prince. An enormous talent that we were all big fans of,” the official account of British pop group Duran Duran posted.

“I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor,” director Spike Lee tweeted.

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow mourned the seven-time Grammy winner, calling him “one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time."

“Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever,” he said in a statement.

Prince was in the news when he complained about poor health in the middle of a pared-back Piano and a Microphone tour. His private plane had to make an emergency landing early Friday last week in Illinois while he was returning from Georgia.