Prince dies at 57; pop legend had canceled concerts due to illness. Prince Rogers Nelson, the eclectic virtuoso who penned such gems as "Kiss," and "Let's Go Crazy" and who took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, died Thursday at age 57. "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," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said. Earlier Thursday, police said they were investigating a death at the Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. They responded to a medical call and found the singer unresponsive in an elevator, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said.
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