Prince Passes Away at Age 57

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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.