It has been a bad day in the celebrity world. We lost former pro wrestler Joanie “Chyna” Laurer this morning and have now learned that pop-icon Prince has died at the age of 57.

CNN’s Coy Wire tweeted out the confirmation from Prince’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure that the pop-star has indeed passed away today. Here is her statement:

What was originally thought of as a hoax has been confirmed by multiple sources across the Internet. Included above is the ABC News report with more information.

Prince was on his “Piano and a Microphone” tour” and had to cancel two shows earlier in the month due to the flu. The singer’s last performance was Thursday night in Atlanta. He¬†won seven Grammy Awards in his career and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Another musician gone far too soon.


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