Grammy and Oscar-winning performer Prince, beloved nineties icon and star of most of the posters on my bedroom wall in high school, died on Thursday at his home in Paisley Park, Minneapolis at the age of While an official cause of death has not yet been released, fans have already begun sharing their grief on social media sites at the loss of a musical genius. His Purpleness was a megastar, a one-named icon who managed to stay relevant for four decades. He was known for his unparalleled generosity as a songwriter, his inspired performances, and in most recent years, Prince's supposed stance on gay marriage made headlines for being controversial at best. But was this anti-gay marriage stance how Prince truly felt or was it an urban myth?
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The music world won't soon recover from the loss of one of its greatest icons — Prince has died at the age of The "Little Red Corvette" singer leaves behind a huge legacy, and had an impact on fans all over the world. It's easy to go on and on about his many artistic accolades, his impressive library of work, and his inimitable style, because the singer was certainly well loved. And, as Prince's dating history shows, that carried into his personal life, too. TMZ broke the news on April 21 that Prince died , which a Prince rep confirmed in a statement to Bustle: "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 at the age of Certainly, the news is tragic, as we lose yet another one of the world's great talents. Prince wasn't married at the time of his death, or currently in a public relationship with anyone, but his life was filled with romance.
He then released the popular albums and Purple Rain , cementing his superstar status with No. He died on April 21, , from an accidental drug overdose. Prince became interested in music at a young age and taught himself how to play the piano, guitar and drums.
News of his cause of death sparked countless questions about the "Little Red Corvette" singer's life. Though it was apparent he lived a rich and glamorous lifestyle, his shocking death also unearthed painful secrets about his past and incredible stories about his anonymous good works. Of all the secrets Prince kept in his life, arguably the most heavily guarded was the birth of his son in At the time, tabloids were running rampant with rumors that the baby had been born with health problems or birth defects.