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Brace yourselves. TMZ is reporting that beloved musician Prince has died at the age of 57, at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. Now, his publicist has confirmed the sad news:

On April 15, the "When Doves Cry" singer was forced to make an emergency landing in his private plane because of severe flu symptoms. He later appeared in concert and reassured his fans that he was fine. But with today's news, it seems he failed to fully recover.

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Prince in 2015. The fact he never visibly aged tricked everyone into thinking he'd live forever.
Prince in 2015. The fact he never visibly aged tricked everyone into thinking he'd live forever.
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Tributes to the recording legend are already pouring in, but there's no better way to remember him than by listening to his music. Here's a rare clip of him performing a longer version of his immortal song "Purple Rain" in 1983, which is notably different from the later album version.

The world has lost a one-of-a-kind entertainer. And 2016 has confirmed its reputation as the worst year ever.