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When Doves Cry: Prince Killed at Age of 57


Prince, the legendary musician who brought us countless hits, such as “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” has died. He was 57.
The singer’s publicist confirmed the tragic news to The Huffington Post on Thursday.
“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” the rep said in a statement. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
TMZ was the first to report the news
Earlier this week, the performer was treated for the flu after his plane made an emergency landing.
A representative for Prince told TMZ that the singer was feeling under the weather during his shows last week and began to feel worse on the plane. After the emergency landing, he was treated at a hospital and released three hours later.
Born Prince Rogers Nelson (after the Prince Rogers Trio) on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the multi-talented performer has been called “one of the most naturally gifted artists of all time,” by Rolling Stone.
Prince was first signed to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records when he was just a teenager. In 1978, he released his debut album, “For You,” followed by “Dirty Mind” in 1980 and “Controversy” in 1981.
But it was his 1982 album, “1999,” that really thrust Prince into the spotlight. The album, which went platinum, featured the Top 10 singles “Little Red Corvette,” “Delirious,” and of course, “1999.”
In 1984, Prince starred in “Purple Rain,” a film for which he created the soundtrack and original score. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the movie. “Purple Rain,” the album, which featured the songs “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy” (as well as the title track), spent 24 weeks on the top of the charts and sold over 13 million copies.
In early 2006, Prince appeared as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” along with his protégée, R&B singer Tamar, while promoting his album “3121.” That same year, he won a Golden Globe for “Song of the Heart,” which he wrote and performed for the film “Happy Feet.” 
In the following years, Prince released “Planet Earth” in 2007 and the triple CD set “LOtUSFLOW3R” in 2009. Between 2010 and 2012, the artist toured all over Europe, America, Australia and Canada, where in 2015, he returned for a surprise concert.  
He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. 

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