Prince, a prodigy, a provocateur and a complete game-changer in popular music, died Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. He was 57. Here is a real-time update of all developments in his death.
11:30 p.m. ET: San Francisco joined other cities in commemorating the music legend, lighting its city hall building in purple lights. Cleveland's Terminal Tower, New York City's Empire State Building and Paris' Eiffel Tower are also lit in memory of Prince.
10:38 p.m. ET: Filmmaker Spike Lee, a friend and collaborator of Prince, posted pictures on his Facebook page of a block party devoted to the icon outside of his home in Brooklyn, N.Y.
9:33 p.m. ET: SiriusXM announced it launched a Prince Tribute Channel that will that will run through Friday, April 29, on channel 50. The channel will feature the entire body of Prince's work as well as the work of artists with whom he was closely linked, SiriusXM president Scott Greenstein said.
8:27 p.m. ET: The Carver's County Sheriff's Office has released a transcript of the 911 call from Paisley Park. An unidentified male caller tells the dispatcher he's calling from Prince's home and "the person is dead here." Later, he indicates the person is Prince.
6:40 p.m. ET: Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, emerged from Paisley Park to look at flowers, balloons and signs left by her brother's fans. Prince "loved all of you," she told the assembled crowd. "Thank you for loving him back."
6:23 p.m. ET: The tower bells in Minneapolis City Hall will play Prince songs for a half-hour Sunday, starting at 1 p.m., the city announces.
6:05 p.m. ET: The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minn., tweeted that it has received Prince's body. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
5:46 p.m. ET: The New Yorker tweeted out its cover for next week's issue, which will rain purple in honor of Prince.
5:45 p.m. ET: Warner Bros. Records, which signed music deals with Prince in two eras of his career, mourned the star in a statement from CEO Cameron Strang. "Unique artists who chart their own course and move culture are precious few and irreplaceable," the statement said. "He played the studio like an instrument and shattered the definition of live performance. He defined a new kind of superstardom. ... Prince was the epitome of cool and mystery — an inspirational soul who created his own universe by bringing together different genres, races and cultures with a purity of sound and spirit unlike any other."
5:11 p.m. ET: Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier tweets out that the team is playing Little Red Corvette for Prince.
4:50 p.m. ET: Foul play "is neither suspected nor not suspected" in Prince's death, says Carver County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Jason Kamerud, noting that it's too early in the investigation. It's unclear how long investigators will need to process the death scene because of the size of the compound, but Kamerud says the medical examiner typically has preliminary findings within a few days and toxicology results within weeks.
4:44 p.m. ET: The First Avenue and 7th St. Entry, the Minneapolis club that helped Prince get his start and that was featured in the film Purple Rain, announced all-night dance parties Thursday, Friday and Saturday dedicated to the music icon. Crowds gathered Thursday night outside of the venue, filling the street.
4:23 p.m. ET: The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it'll light up the I-35W bridge in remembrance.
3 p.m. ET: President Barack Obama is lamenting the loss of a "creative icon" with the death of rock superstar Prince. In a statement, the president called Prince "one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time." Obama also said "nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder or more creative" than Prince's.
2:52 p.m. ET: Snapchat adds a "Purple Rain" filter.
2:50 p.m. ET: "It is harder here. Prince was a child of our city," Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement. "Prince was unapologetically different and he made it OK for his fans to be different and to celebrate their individuality."
2:24 p.m. ET: According to a press release from the Carver County Sheriff's Office, police and medics were called to Prince's Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen at 9:43 a.m. CT. They found Prince unresponsive in an elevator and attempted to perform CPR. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. CT. The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.
2:15 p.m. ET: Sales of Prince's music are soaring. Three of his songs — Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette and When Doves Cry — have surged to No. 7, 9 and 10 on iTunes' top songs chart. Four of his albums — The Very Best of Prince, Purple Rain, The Hits/The B-Sides and 1999 — jumped to No. 1, 2, 3 and 8 on iTunes' top albums chart.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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