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Prince Dead At 57

Prince has been found dead in a lift at his recording studio after visiting a pharmacy.

US gossip site TMZ reported that police were called to Paisley Park on Thursday morning and his publicist has now confirmed his death.

Carver Country Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud said police responded to a medical call at 9:43AM and the crime lab and medical examiner are on scene.

A harrowing 911 has been released where an operator can be heard saying that there is a ''male down, not breathing'' at the singer's address.

It was later confirmed the pop icon died this morning at his Paisley Park mansion in Minnesota.

The news comes days after the singer was released from hospital after a bout of flu.

After his sold-out performance in Atlanta on Thursday, April 14 his private jet made an unscheduled landing at Quad City International Airport in Illinois.

From there the Purple Rain star was taken to hospital before returning home to Paisley Park, three days later.

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