Purple Rain singer dies at his Paisley Park recording studio in Minnesota after he was briefly hospitalized

This article titled “Prince, American music superstar and pioneer, dies aged 57” was written by Amanda Holpuch in New York, for theguardian.com on Thursday 21st April 2016 17.21 UTC

Prince Rogers Nelson, one of the most successful musical artists of all time, has died aged 57.

Known simply as Prince, the Purple Rain singer died at his Paisley Park studio in Minnesota, the state where he was born and raised.

Related: Prince: ‘Transcendence. That’s what you want. When that happens – Oh, boy'

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