Today it was announced that legendary musician and icon, Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the superstar's death. Many loved ones and fans have gone one to make statements regarding his death, including his Publicist Yvette Noel-Schure who confirmed his death stating:
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
As well as the United States of America's President Barrack Obama who issued the following statement:
Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer. “A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said -- and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.
We are deeply saddened and would like to extend our deepest condolensces to Prince's family and close friends. Rest In Peace.