BREAKING: Prince Dead at 57

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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.

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It has now been confirmed that Prince himself died this morning at the age of 57.

Last week the superstar was briefly hospitalized after his private jet made an emergency landing there around 1a.m. Friday.