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

Prince was the son a 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 the music scene the late seventies. His singing, songwriting, guitar playing, -stage performances and producing changed the music world the next four decades. The Washington Post called him, "one the most popular, inventive and influential recording artists his generation". The music icon sold 100 million records. He is perhaps best known his 1984 album 'Purple Rain'. The music magazine 'Rolling Stone' ranked Prince number 27 on its list the 100 Greatest Artists All Time.

 
 

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