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Iconic Musician And Rock & Roll Hall-Of-Famer Prince Dead At Age 57

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The Los Angeles Times reports this morning that Prince – the iconic and mysterious pop/rock musician whose chart-topping musical career spanned nearly 40 years – died this morning at his home in Minnesota.

From the LA Times report published at 10:10am this morning:

The singer had been hospitalized in Illinois last week for what his representative said at the time was the flu, which he had been battling for weeks, leading to the cancellation of two shows on his “Piano and a Microphone” tour. He was released after three hours and returned to his home in Minnesota.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958, the trailblazing performer sold more than 100 million records over the course of his career.  A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he won seven Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for best original song score for the 1984 film “Purple Rain.”

More information from NPR will be coming soon.