Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince’s publicist has confirmed that Prince died at his home in Minnesota, Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was 57. Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Music professor says Placido Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast printCHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press that the music icon died at his home in Chanhassen. No details were immediately released.The man born Prince Rogers Nelson stood just 5 feet, 2 inches and seemed to summon the most original and compelling sounds at will, whether playing guitar in a flamboyant style that openly drew upon Jimi Hendrix, switching his vocals from a nasally scream to an erotic falsetto or turning out album after album of stunningly original material. Among his other notable releases: “Sign O’ the Times,” ”Graffiti Bridge” and “The Black Album.”The Minneapolis native broke through in the late 1970s with the hits “Wanna Be Your Lover” and soared over the following decade with such albums as “1999” and “Purple Rain.”He was also fiercely protective of his independence, battling his record company over control of his material and even his name. Prince once wrote “slave” on his face in protest of not owning his work and famously battled and then departed his label, Warner Bros., before returning a few years ago.“What’s happening now is the position that I’ve always wanted to be in,” Prince told The Associated Press in 2014. “I was just trying to get here.”In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame, which hailed him as a musical and social trailblazer.“He rewrote the rulebook, forging a synthesis of black funk and white rock that served as a blueprint for cutting-edge music in the Eighties,” reads the Hall’s dedication. “Prince made dance music that rocked and rock music that had a bristling, funky backbone. From the beginning, Prince and his music were androgynous, sly, sexy and provocative.”Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Previous articleMen’s tennis wins Big 12 titleNext articleFormer TCU baseball standouts to face off Thursday Associated Press RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Associated Press Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ ReddIt Heisman winner, former TCU coach Pat Sullivan dies at 69 Facebook Shooting from the hip: Curry’s impact felt in March Madnesscenter_img + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Linkedin Linkedin A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages ReddIt Twitter Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more