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rock superstar Prince has died at age of 57. He passed away on Thursday at his home in Minneapolis. His death comes week after his plane made emergency landing to take singer to hospital. Reports were that he had dehydration and flu. His death has shocked entertainment world. Many celebrities have been sharing their thoughts about him on social media. Madonna wrote: "He changed world. true visionary. What loss. I'm devastated." President Barack Obama called him, "one of most gifted and prolific musicians of our time". He added that: "Prince did it all. Funk, R&B, rock and roll. He was virtuoso instrumentalist, brilliant bandleader, and electrifying performer."

Prince was son of jazz pianist. His real name was Prince Rogers Nelson. His father said: "I named my son Prince because I wanted him to do everything I wanted to do." He burst onto music scene in late seventies. His singing, songwriting, guitar playing, on-stage performances and producing changed music world over next four decades. Washington Post called him, "one of most popular, inventive and influential recording artists of his generation". music icon sold over 100 million records. He is perhaps best known for his 1984 album 'Purple Rain'. music magazine 'Rolling Stone' ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

 
 

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