Prince, the man behind ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Little Red Corvette’, dead at 57

Prince, the star recording artist who became a household name with hit songs like “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette” and “When Doves Cry,” plus many others, has died at age 57.

Per TMZ, Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson) was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early this morning.

A medical emergency forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois on April 15, but he performed a concert the next day. His representatives said that he had been battling the flu and had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.

Prince became a star and household name in 1982 with his “1999” album and went on to win seven Grammy Awards, drawing his fair share of controversy early in his career because of his risqué lyrics. An icon is gone and he truly will be missed.

Campus Sports sends its deepest condolences to Prince’s family and loved ones and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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