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Prince's cause of death: Police investigating

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Legendary artist Prince died Thursday after police were called to his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was pronounced dead by the Carver County Sheriff’s office at 10:07 a.m. after he was found unresponsive in an elevator, according to a statement from the sheriff. He was 57.

Before police confirmed his death, his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure announced the news: “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” she said in a statement provided to CBS. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

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The Sheriff’s Office also revealed that they were “continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.”

See the full statement below.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that on April 21, 2016, at about 9:43 am, sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen. When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 am. He has been identified as Prince Rogers Nelson (57) of Chanhassen.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

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