American singer and pioneer of Minneapolis sound prince dies aged 57

Updated On 22 Apr, 2016 Published On

Prince Rogers Nelson was not only an American singer, songwriter, and actor but was also an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range.

Emergency responders were unable to revive the music icon with CPR after he was found unresponsive in an elevator. He was later pronounced dead on Thursday.

'It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning,' his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said.

Many including radio stations across the world mourned the death of the singer, who defined the sound of the '80s with songs such as 'Kiss' and 'Purple Rain'.

President Obama also could not hold his grief back as he said 'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said -- and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative.''

Although the cause of the death hasn't been found yet, an autopsy will be conducted on Friday that will shed some light on the matter.