Earlier this morning TMZ reported that authorities responded to a medical emergency at Prince’s Paisley Park studio.
The Carver County Sheriff’s department originally said there was a fatality but would not confirm the identity of the deceased.
It has now been confirmed that Prince himself died this morning at the age of 57.
BREAKING: Publicist: Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 21, 2016
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 21, 2016
Last week the superstar was briefly hospitalized after his private jet made an emergency landing there around 1a.m. Friday.
— RT (@RT_com) April 21, 2016