Prince has sadly been found dead at his recording studios in Minneapolis.
Gossip site TMZ were first to break the news with claims that police were called to the property on Thursday morning with numerous sources confirming the death.
Paramedics were called to the seven time Grammy-winners Paisley Park estate at 9.43am just six days after the singer called for an emergency land of his private plane with symptoms of the flu.
Carver County Sheriff’s Department soon confirmed that there had been a fatality, a forensic team and medical examiner are at the scene though a cause of death has yet to be announced.
Prince – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – will no doubt be honoured in the upcoming days, with celebrities and media outlets already voicing their tributes.