*The Associated Press is reporting that Prince’s publicist has confirmed earlier reports of his death.
The news comes as Carver County deputies are on the scene of a “death investigation” at Paisley Park, Prince’s recording studio in Chanhassen. While the Carver County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the investigation, they have not given any details as to who has died.
Deputies are on scene of a death investigation at Paisley Park in Chanhassen. More info to follow. -814
— Carver County S.O. (@CarverSheriff) April 21, 2016
However, Prince’s publicist has confirmed his death to The AP, but says the singer died at his home, not Paisley Park.
Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen.
The singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, drawing upon influences ranging from James Brown to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix. His hits included “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry.”
The Minneapolis native broke through in the late 1970s with the hits “Wanna Be Your Lover” and soared over the following decade with such albums as “1999” and “Purple Rain.”
The title song from “1999” includes one of the most widely quoted refrains of popular culture: “Tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999.”