RIP - Prince

World famous singer and music legend Prince had passed away at the age of 57.

Known for his groundbreaking approach to music and fame, and amazing back catalogue of pop classics, Prince passed away at his Paisley Park studio in Minnesota, where he grew up.

Just last week Prince was hospitalised due to a flu emergency, and had to cancel 2 shows in Atlanta.

Police have confirmed that they're investigating a death at Prince's estate, but would not confirm who it was until next of kin had been notified.

The world and music industry have lost another great. RIP Prince...

Darren Criss - Thanks Prince. You were larger than life, funky as hell, & brought us to that sweet spot where rock meets soul. A real talent & inspiration!

Billy Ray Cyrus - Staring out into the rain and I promise that it's kinda purple. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and fans. #PRINCE

Britney Spears - Here's to one of the strongest spirits the world has ever known. We will miss you forever, Prince.

Ariana Grande - an artist who showed true creative freedom and challenged all barriers. rip, beautiful.

Zooey Deschanel - Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I'm so glad I was lucky enough to work with him

Bette Midler - Good night, sweet Prince. He really was, too. Sweet, kind, unbelievably talented, a joy to watch and to hear. I can't believe it.

Amy Schumer - Deep tragedy. I'm so sorry for your loss Minneapolis. We will try and cheer you up for at least a little while tonight. #RIPPrince

Kathy Griffin - He was doing a post EMMY secret show in a tiny club. Maybe 40 people. He pulled me up on stage to dance w HIM. It was A MOMENT #PRINCE