People have been gathering and singing Princes songs at his residence.
The exact cause of his death is still unknown. A post-mortem is expected to place today, Friday April 22nd.
Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate early on Thursday and found his body in a lift. An investigation has been opened.
Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times.
His innovative music spanned rock, funk and jazz. He sold more than 100 million records during his career.
Twitter has been awash with tributes to Prince. Maribeth Sears tweeted ‘unbelievable.’
Conspicuously overwhelmed by grieve another fan,Jodi Coatney simply twittered ‘please lie to me!!!’
‘Sorry, not getting the ‘icon’ thing/hero worship with prince, tweeted @Moring Joe.
@Morning_Joe @MSNBC ‘Dearly beloved. We are gathered here to get through this thing called life. RIP Prince.! tweeted @MSNBC
Born June 7th 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
Prince was renowned as an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range