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

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

 
 

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