Prince Found Dead in an Elevator, Police Continue to Investigate Death

by Raphael Chestang 1:22 PM PDT, April 21, 2016
Playing Prince Found Dead in an Elevator, Police Continue to Investigate Death

Police have revealed new details about Prince's shocking death on Thursday.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson tells ET that the late legendary musician was found unresponsive in an elevator when officials responded to a call at Prince's Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at 9:43 a.m.

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"When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator," Olson said in a statement. "First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 a.m. He has been identified as Prince Rogers Nelson of Chanhassen."

The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Prince's death with the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

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The GRAMMY winner's rep also confirmed the news of his death to ET on Thursday, saying, "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 at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

The tragic news comes just one week after a private jet carrying the singer was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, where Prince was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the flu. A rep for the singer confirmed at the time that Prince had been flown home and was recovering after a brief hospitalization.

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