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Prince was an influence to many across the musical spectrum.

The iconic artists was found at his home on Thursday morning

The music world was left reeling on Thursday evening after it was announced that celebrated artists, Prince, had passed away. His publicist confirmed the news after his body was discovered at his Minnesota estate.

He was discovered after the Carver County police department responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park residence. The police later tweeted that they arrived at the scene of a death investigation.

A hugely influential artist across the musical spectrum. Prince is known to be a favourite artist and inspiration of many of dance music's biggest artists. Songs such as "Raspberry Beret", "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Purple Rain" are regular last track of the night features on dancefloors across the globe.

In a year that has already seen the loss of David Bowie this comes as a further blow that will send shockwaves throughout the music world.

The cause of death is still unknown and a post-mortem is due to be carried out today.

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Written by Matthew Francey

22 Apr 2016