UPDATE: Prince's publicist has confirmed to the AP that he has passed.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis in 1958, the virtuoso guitarist and musician swiftly became a legend for so much more than his insane talent. He was an icon for his enthusiastic embrace of sensuality and sexuality, and his playfulness with the tropes of gender. Prince was always on the pulse of culture, whether it was being scary prescient about the Internet way back in 1999, or his latest stance against police brutality, playing a concert for the people of Baltimore in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray, and releasing a song in honor of victims of police violence. Fall 2017 was also supposed to see the much-anticipated release of his memoir, a piece of pop culture history that will be sorely missed.


Legendary singer and rock and roll icon Prince has died, according to reports from TMZ.

The outlet reported that his body was found on his Minnesota estate early this morning, and claim multiple sources have confirmed to them that it is, in fact, the singer.

We'll update as more details are released.

[h/t TMZ]

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