Legendary rockstar Prince has passed away

Amazing entertainer Prince Rogers Nelson has passed away, at the age of 57.

The Atlantic reports:

His body was discovered at his compound in Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, early Thursday. The cause of death is unknown, though Prince had been hospitalized last week. TMZ, which first reported the singer's death, said Prince's representatives had at the time said he'd been battling the flu.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, the musician became a superstar after the release in 1982 of his album 1999. But it is his iconic release, Purple Rain, released in 1984, for which he's probably best known.