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We mourn the loss of another musical great this year. Multiple sources have confirmed that the artist known as Prince has passed. He was 57.

His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen, Minn.

It was reported earlier this month that Prince wasn’t feeling well, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and canceled at least one concert in the city. In a performance in Atlanta days later, his plane had to make an emergency landing. At the time, it was reported that he was fine and at home. The cause of the singer’s death is still being investigated.

Prince is responsible for several absolute classic ‘80s hit songs. He won seven Grammy Awards and earned 30 nominations. His hits included “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and “When Doves Cry.” Fourteen of his songs hit the Top 10, and five of his singles topped the charts.

Prince broke through in the late 70’s with “Wanna Be Your Lover” and skyrocketed with albums “1999” and “Purple Rain.” But he was far more than that: a fiercely talented, daring artist, always willing to try almost everything. He was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era.

Prince may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

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