His former WHAM! bandmates gave a beautiful introduction to a musical tribute from Coldplay's Chris Martin.
He was found at his home in Minnesota on Thursday morning.
Music artist, Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, was found dead at his Minnesota estate on Thursday morning.
"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," his publicist announced.
The iconic artist was hospitalised a week ago with severe flu symptoms but returned home after being treated for three hours.
The Purple Rain singer had last performed a sold-out gig last Thursday night and had appeared to be in full health at the time.
However, sources say he had been battling flu-like symptoms for a number of weeks.
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