As first reported by TMZ.com and now confirmed by the Associated Press, music legend Prince has died at his Minnesota estate at the age of 57.
Born Prince Rogers Nelson, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Numerous artists, including Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and others have cited his work as inspiration for their careers.
The singer performed as recently as five days ago and had been briefly hospitalized in Illinois after his plane made an emergency landing there. His reps later said that Prince was dealing with a severe case of the flu.