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Prince dead at 57 a week after playing Atlanta concerts


Prince has died in Minnesota.

The musician's publicist has confirmed the news to his hometown newspaper .

TMZ first reported the news that authorities responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park home and studio on Thursday morning.

According to Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m.

Last Friday morning, Prince, 57, was briefly hospitalized in Moline, Ill., after his private jet made an emergency landing there as he was returning home from his two performances at the Fox Theatre exactly a week ago.

Prince postponed the shows from the week prior because he had been battling the flu.

On Saturday, he made a brief appearance at Paisley Park and assured fans he was fine.

“Wait a few days before you waste any prayers," he said.

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