As first reported by TMZ, Prince has died. He was 57. A pop superstar whose artistry spanned decades, Prince released 39 albums and won seven Grammy Awards over the course of his illustrious career. Five of his singles topped the charts, and 14 others made it to the Top 10. He was discovered this morning at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota. The cause of death has yet to be disclosed. Following a concert earlier this month, the singer's private plane made an emergency landing in Illinois, where he was treated in a nearby hospital for the flu. He appeared onstage the following night.
An outpouring of grief has hit social media the past few hours, with impromptu eulogies for a genius musician whose influence can't be overstated. R.I.P. Prince.