American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor Prince has passed away. The artist was found dead at his Minnesota recording studio. He was 57.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, deputies are on scene at Paisley Park in Chanhassen and the sheriff's office is currently conducting a death investigation. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, has since confirmed the report.
Born Prince Rogers Nelson, the prolific artist went solely by Prince for his most of his career. He is best known for his work on the Oscar-winning soundtrack for 1984's "Purple Rain," which included popular tracks such as "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy" as well as three other singles. He also wrote and performed the soundtrack to 1989's "Batman."
His other hits include "Little Red Corvette," "1999," “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker,” “If I was Your Girlfriend,” “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man,” "Kiss" and "Mountains," among many others.
Over his career, he released 39 studio albums, 5 soundtrack albums, 4 live albums, 5 compilation albums, 17 video albums and 12 extended plays.