The icon singer Prince has died at the age of 57 Thursday, April 21. Prince has been defined the sound of the ‘80s with songs such as “Kiss” and “Purple Rain“. He defied the music industry in a fight for creative freedom.
He was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place Friday. The news about Prince’s death sparked a massive outpouring of grief on social media, outside his famed studios and even from the White House. Fans camped out by the artist’s home, Paisley Park, and recording studio, leaving bouquets of flowers and signs at a makeshift memorial.
U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement: “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.”