They died at the same age of 57
Music legend Prince found dead at 57 at Paisley Parkhttp://www.startribune.com/authorities-investigating-death-at-prince-s-paisley-park/376578441/#1
Authorities were called to Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday on a report of a "a male down not breathing."
Legendary Minnesota pop musician Prince, widely hailed as a versatile musical genius, was found dead Thursday morning at his Paisley Park recording studio complex in Chanhassen. He was 57.
Immediately upon hearing the news, mourners began lining up with flowers and stuffed animals outside the studio on Audubon Road, some sobbing and embracing. Shocked condolences flooded social media. Lawmakers paused for a moment of silence at a state legislative hearing.
Fans touched a star bearing his name painted on the First Avenue music club in downtown Minneapolis, the “Purple Rain” site where he played often early in his career.
“Our hearts are broken,” First Avenue said on Facebook. “Prince was the Patron Saint of First Avenue. He grew up on this stage, and then commanded it, and he united our city. It is difficult to put into words the impact his death will have on the entire music community, and the world. As the tragic news sinks in, our thoughts are with Prince’s family, friends, and fans.”
At the club, where Prince not only filmed “Purple Rain” but recorded the song of the same name and several more in concert, the singer’s influence on other musicians was still apparent on a daily basis. He was so closely tied to the club, many fans believed (erroneously) that he owned it.