Prince, the musical genius, was found dead Thursday, TMZ.com said. He was 57.
He returned to the public eye in the new millennium, performing with Beyoncé at the 2004 Grammy Awards and winning a Golden Globe two years later for “Song of the Heart” from the animated film “Happy Feet.”
He also performed at halftime of the 2007 Super Bowl, showing off his guitar chops.
Prince was renowned for his series of high-profile musical collaboarations with rumored lovers like Vanity, Sheila E. and Sheena Easton.
His band, The Revolution, was racially mixed and included two women in prominent roles. The band broke up in 1987 before Prince released the acclaimed “Sign o’ The Times.”
The low point of his personal life came after his marriage to background vocalist Mayte Garcia, when their son died of the rare disorder Pfeiffer Syndrome shortly after his November 1996.