By Staff

The death of music icon Prince was caused by an opioid overdose, according to a tweet from the Associated Press.

The iconic artist’s body was discovered on April 21 at his Minnesota estate Paisley Park. He was 57 years old.

Related: Prince: Saying Goodbye to a True Original

Prince Rogers Nelson has sold over 100 million records worldwide, won seven GRAMMY Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. His long string of hits includes “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy” “Purple Rain” and “Kiss.”

Artists across genres and music fans from around the world have paid tribute to the artist since the news of his passing broke.


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