An insider close to the singer confirmed the tragic news to The Huffington Post.
The award-winning artist died on Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. The cause of death has yet to be released.
HuffPost has reached out to his reps.
Earlier this week, the performer was treated for the flu after his plane made an emergency landing.
A representative for Prince told TMZ that the singer was feeling under the weather during his shows last week and began feeling worse on the plane. After the emergency landing, he was treated at a hospital and released three hours later.