Music legend Prince has died aged 57

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Prince, the icon responsible for songs such as Purple Rain and When Doves Cry, has reportedly died.

The singer, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died today at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, just days after he was rushed to hospital from his private plane with flu.

Paramedics were called out to his estate at 9.43am and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality.

A forensics team and a medical examiner are at the scene.

The singer was aged 57.

The superstar was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1958. His unique sound was a mixture of rock, R&B, soul and hip-hop. He sold more than 100 million records in a career that lasted 40 years. His greatest hits include Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Raspberry Beret and Kiss and helped him achieve four Number 1 albums in the U.S.

Watch the singer performing at the NFL Superbowl halftime show in 2007 below:

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