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Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, was a GRAMMY, Oscar, and Golden Globe winning recording artist who passed away at the age of 57 on April 21, 2016 from an accidental opioid overdose. The superstar was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park mansion in Minnesota. Just days before, Prince had a medical emergency on board a plane, forcing the jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois for him to seek medical attention. He was reportedly battling the flu and returned to the stage the following day. Prince entered the scene in 1978 with the album “For You” and the hits soon followed with “Prince,” “Dirty Mind,” “Controversy,” and “1999.” His memory will forever live on with his extensive musical catalogue featuring such songs as “Little Red Corvette,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Party Like It’s 1999,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and “Purple Rain.” Over the course of his decades-long career, Prince collected seven GRAMMYs and countless other top honors, including a Rock n Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2004. In 2007, he headlined one of the most memorable Super Bowl Halftime shows ever. In the mid-90s, Prince felt like a slave to his record company because of the contractual terms. He thought the company owned his name, so in 1993, Prince announced he was changing his name to a “Love Symbol,” which merged the gender symbols for male and female. The media began referring to him as “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” When his contract expired in 2000, Prince resumed using his name. Prince was born on June 7, 1958 to John L. Nelson and Mattie Della Shaw. His parents divorced in 1967. Prince was married twice to backup dancer Mayte Garcia (1996-2000) and Manuela Testolini (2001-2006). He had a son with Mayte, named Boy Gregory, but he died at one week old due to a genetic disorder called Pfeiffer syndrome. Mayte wrote about her love affair with the superstar in her memoir, “The Most Beautiful Life: My Life with Prince.” Prince is survived by his sister Tyka Nelson and several half-siblings. The Paisley Park estate and studio has been turned into a museum for fans to tour.

Spike Lee, Prince Estate Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off 'Girl 6' Song

Spike Lee, Prince Estate Sued
'Girl 6' Theme Copied My Song

Fresh off his very first Oscar win, Spike Lee's got a new legal headache ... over one of his movies from the '90s and a Prince song. Longtime friends Prince and Spike teamed up for his 1996 flick,… READ MORE >

Prince Estate Demands Donald Trump to Stop Playing 'Purple Rain' at Rallies

Prince Estate
Hey Trump, Stop Playing 'Purple Rain' ... Or Else!!!

Prince's estate is sick of President Trump playing The Purple One's music at his rallies and is demanding he stop STAT. The late singer's half-brother, Omarr Baker, just said on behalf of the… READ MORE >

- 221 days ago
Prince's Estate Sues Record Label for Bootlegging His Music, Jacking His Trademark

Prince Estate
Sues Record Label for Bootleg Music

Prince's estate is going after a record label, claiming it's run by a group of bootleggers conspiring to cash in by jacking his tunes and plastering the Prince logo on all their rip-off… READ MORE >

- 263 days ago
Prince's Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pills Days Before His Death

Prince's Family Sues
Blames Fatal OD on Doctor, Walgreens

Prince's family is going after the doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, claiming he failed to properly treat him for opioid addiction so he's to blame for his death ... according to a new… READ MORE >

- 270 days ago
Prince's Old Bible, Suit and Copy of 'Purple Rain' Hitting Auction

Bible, Suit and Copy of 'Purple Rain' Hitting Auction Block

What's cooler than your copy of "Purple Rain" on vinyl? Try owning one of Prince's personal copies on vinyl!!   Some 27 items previously owned by Prince are hitting the auction block --… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
Prince Heirs Want Estate to Pull Out of Tidal Deal

Prince's Heirs
Tidal Plays Dirty ... We Want Out of Deal!!!

The heirs to Prince's fortune are calling out Tidal for allegedly lying about streaming data, and they're so pissed about it ... they want to pull the plug on a lucrative deal. The attorney for… READ MORE >

- 337 days ago
Prince Estate Shoots Down Woman's Claim She Might Be His Daughter

Prince Estate
Woman Probably Isn't His Kid And, Even IF She Were ...

Prince's estate has a message for the woman claiming she might be his daughter -- kick rocks, you're way too late ... TMZ has learned. The estate filed a response to Snowe Melinda… READ MORE >

- 358 days ago
Prince's Alleged Biological Daughter Wants to Make Claim to His Estate

Woman Thinks She's His Daughter ... Makes Claim to Estate

Prince might've had a biological daughter who was never looped in on what would happen with the late singer's estate ... so claims a woman in new legal docs. The woman in question, Snowe… READ MORE >

- 366 days ago
Prince's Ex-Wife Mayte Garcia Slams Sinead O'Connor for Violence Accusations

Ex-Wife Slams Sinead's Claims ... He's Not a Woman Beater!!!

Prince's ex-wife doesn't buy Sinead O'Connor's claims he was violent toward women and abused hard drugs ... because she never saw a shred of evidence to support that. Mayte Garcia -- who was… READ MORE >

- 392 days ago
Prince's Family Sues Hospital That Treated First Opioid Overdose

Family Sues Hospital That Treated First Opioid Overdose

Prince's family is taking action after it was announced no one would be criminally charged in the singer's death by suing the hospital that treated his overdose a week before he died. Prince's… READ MORE >

- 393 days ago
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