Prince has passed away, it has been announced.
According to his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure, he was found dead earlier today (21 April) at his home in Chanhassen – Sky New reports.
The singer-songwriter suffered an unspecified medical emergency several days ago which forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois, however a cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Artists have quickly paid tribute to Prince's music and influence, here is a small selection.
RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone way too soon.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) April 21, 2016
He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I'm Devastated. This is Not A Love Song. pic.twitter.com/x4JaSxRraC
— Madonna (@Madonna) April 21, 2016
Rest in peace, my dear friend Prince. I and many others were so lucky to have known you. May your remarkable legacy live on forever xxx
— Lianne La Havas (@liannelahavas) April 21, 2016
I'm shocked to hear that Prince passed at such a young age. Musically, he could do it all: sing, play, arrange and produce. Love & Mercy
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) April 21, 2016
Prince was one of the most unique and exciting artists of the last 30 years. 3/3
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 21, 2016
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
Santa Barbara - Prince Forever pic.twitter.com/AtYaJA0LU3
— matty (@Truman_Black) April 22, 2016