Prince Dead at Age 57 — 911 Call Released: “Male Down, Not Breathing” (UPDATE)
UPDATE #3 (5:15 p.m. ET): TMZ has obtained audio of the 911 call that brought paramedics to Prince's home. Give the haunting clip — which features the line "male down, not breathing" a listen:
UPDATE #2 (4:15 p.m. ET): In an update from TMZ, the Sheriff's department reveals Prince was found in an elevator at his residence. CPR was administered but paramedics failed to revive him.
The singer was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:07 a.m. ET.
UPDATE #1 (3:30 p.m. ET): We finally have some insight into what Prince's final hours were like.
According to TMZ, the singer was a frequent visitor to his local Walgreens and was seen there hours before he died — on his fourth visit for the week. Sources tell the site Prince looked "more frail and nervous than normal" leading many to suspect he had more than a common flu.
Original story (1 p.m. ET): Prince has died.
Multiple sources confirm to TMZ that the legendary singer — whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson — was found dead at his Minnesota estate.
Authorities responded to a medical emergency at the 57-year-old’s Paisley Park studio today, April 21, at 9:43 in the morning and next of kin has been notified.
This devastating news comes on the heels of the “Little Red Corvette” singer being briefly hospitalized in Moline, Illinois on April 15. His team chalked it up to a bad case of the flu.
While Prince appeared fine at a concert the next day and assured fans he was OK — telling them to "wait a few days before you waste any prayers" — the Oscar and Grammy winner had previously canned two shows due to health concerns.
The Purple Rain actor joins the slew of music greats who have passed this year, including: David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey, and more.