Today we mourn the loss of another pop icon.

Prince has passed away at the age of 57.

“A MALE down, not breathing.”

The 9/11 call from emergency responders requesting paramedics attend Prince’s $10 million Minnesota estate has been released by authorities as more details about the singer’s dramatic medical history come to light, NEWS.COM.AU reports.

In the 19-second audio, the dispatcher is heard putting out the call for a “person down, not breathing” after the singer was discovered unresponsive in his elevator at 9:43am.

Six minutes later, at 9:49am, emergency crew began working on the pop star, but declared Prince dead 18 minutes later, at 10:07am.

The official cause of his death is not yet known, but it is believed a serious bout of flu may be to blame.

A week ago, on April 15, the pop icon’s private jet was forced to make an unscheduled landing after the star’s health declined after a performance in Atlanta. He spent three hours in the hospital for a respiratory condition before being released and sent home to rest.

Tributes flow as fans mourn the loss of a great singer.






RIP Prince.

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  • he will be missed. A genius


  • I loved some of his music.


  • RIP Prince…such sad news :(


  • RIP Prince. Your music will live on.


  • So sad. I do wonder if it was the flu.
    RIP Prince


  • RIP Prince. The heavens must be rockin’ at the moment given all the rockstar royalty that has left us in recent times.


  • Such a shock to hear this news this morning.
    There are so many talented people leaving the earth this year.

    • There have been a lot of losses. We are lucky to have seen and heard these talented people.


  • What a loss – I didn’t get to see him in concert when he toured recently. The doves cry today…


  • Prince – a wonderful artist and an incredible legacy of music.


  • He was still young. So sad, RIP


  • I just heard on the radio he was treated for a drug overdose only days ago. If it was the flu, I bet it’s another case of uncaring Drs (those who only see $$$$$’s) prescribing lots of different, probably unnecessary medications for Prince. Just like Heath Ledger and a few other famous faces. Prince must’ve lived with others, how can he die when surrounded by people. Just goes to show, lots and lots of money doesn’t always mean a happy healthy long life. Very sad


  • This is so sad. I wonder if it was really just a flu. Horrendous! :-(


  • 2016 will be remembered as the year the music died. Prince was the soundtrack of my youth and then courtship as we would go for long drives listening to his greatest hits. Vale.


  • I was shocked to find out this morning! I wonder what happened. First Bowie now Prince. Gone too soon. RIP Prince.


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