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The music world lost a legend on Thursday. Singer Prince, 57, was found dead at his suburban Minneapolis home and studio known as Paisley Park.

No details about what may have caused his death have been released. An autopsy is due on Friday. Prince postponed a concert in Atlanta on April 7, saying he had fallen ill with the flu, and he apologized to fans during a makeup concert last week.

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world. President Barack Obama, for whom Prince was a White House guest last year, said he and his wife "joined millions of fans from around the world" in mourning Prince's sudden death.

Mick Jagger was among numerous musicians, actors and other public figures praising the artist, tweeting: "Prince's talent was limitless. He was one of the most unique and talented artists of the last 30 years." Madonna called him a "true visionary".

Prince's records, which included albums "Sign O' the Times," "1999" and "Purple Rain" sold more than 100 million copies. He won seven Grammys and received an Academy Award in 1985 for his music from "Purple Rain," the movie in which he starred as a young musician. In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which hailed him as a musical and social trailblazer.

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