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

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

 
 

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