Prince Passes Away at 57

According to TMZ, The artist known as Prince has died ... TMZ has learned. He was 57. Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.  Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.  The singer -- full name Prince Rogers Nelson -- had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.

Sidebar: The first piece of music I ever got was a Prince record, RIP Prince, We will all miss your genius.