Prince, Rock Icon and MTV Trailblazer, Dead at 57
Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnessota this morning, according to TMZ. The rock icon and music video pioneer was 57. He had been rushed to the hospital a few days ago with flu-like symptoms, but he had made a concert appearance the next day, so the cause of his death is unknown. His publicist confirmed his death to the Associated Press.
We'll have more about his legacy, especially on MTV, later today. We'll leave you with his a clip of his funny 2014 appearance on New Girl, where he guided Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) to tell each other their true feelings, in the most Prince-ian way possible.
Some Twitter reaction to the legend's death:
Im sooooo very sad right now... PRINCE can't die.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2016
Say it ain't so, but it looks like it is. Our "Prince" has evolved into another frequency of Love & Life right... https://t.co/AmYDTgsLIV
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) April 21, 2016
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) April 21, 2016
Incredibly sad...thinking of his family, friends and fans. Prince was musical royalty...may he RIP. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/LL42vkkk6e
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) April 21, 2016
Say it ain't so about #Prince!!! Oh no!
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) April 21, 2016
I'm stunned & so saddened to hear about the passing of Prince. He changed it all!!!! The true definition of talent!! pic.twitter.com/Ni17GvPu67
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 21, 2016
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 21, 2016