Update: Foul Play Not Ruled Out In Prince's Death


CHANHASSEN, MINN.---- Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.

 Sheriff's officials in Minnesota say it's too early to say whether foul play was involved.

 The 57-year-old musician died Thursday at his studio compound in a Minneapolis suburb. Carver County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Jason Kamerud says foul play "is neither suspected nor not suspected."

 Kamerud tells The Associated Press that it's simply too early in the investigation. He says he's not sure how long it will take to process the death scene because of the size of the compound.

The singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, drawing upon influences ranging from James Brown to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix. His hits included "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry."

 The Minneapolis native broke through in the late 1970s with the hits "Wanna Be Your Lover" and soared over the following decade with such albums as "1999" and "Purple Rain."

 The title song from "1999" includes one of the most widely quoted refrains of popular culture: "Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999."

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