UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Prince was treated for a a drug overdose just 6 days before his death. According to the website, Prince was rushed to a hospital and doctors gave him a "save shot" which is typically administered to counteract the effects of an opiate.
TMZ was the first to report on Thursday that the artist known as Prince has died at the age of 57.
Prince, whose real names is Prince Rogers Nelson, had a medical emergency last week that resulted in his plane making an unscheduled stop in Illinois.
However, he performed the next day and told the crowd that he simply had the flu.
Other news outlets were initially reluctant to say the singer was dead. However, shortly after the news began to spread, a publicist for the singer confirmed his death with the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Publicist: Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 21, 2016
The cause of death at this time is unknown. According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, the singer was found unresponsive in an elevator.