Breaking: Prince Is Dead at Age 57

April 20, 2016

Genre-crossing singer and songwriter Prince, 57, died in his Minnesota home this morning. Though few details have been made public, several news sites report that he fell ill and canceled a concert earlier in the month, and his plane had to make an emergency landing after a concert a few days ago.

Much like his music, Prince’s movement onstage was smooth yet wild; decisive yet impulsive. And though we’ll always remember the spirit he brought to his performances, we’ll also always thank him for bringing classical dance to the masses, like when he took a then unknown (beyond the ballet world, at least) Misty Copeland on tour with him.

Rest in peace, Prince, the man who could literally make it purple rain.