Sheriff: Pop superstar Prince found unresponsive, CPR failed

Medical personnel tried CPR, but couldn't revive the 57-year-old, who was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.


Listen to the 911 dispatch audio, posted by police clips, below.

The Associated Press

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Pop superstar Prince was unresponsive in an elevator when he was found by sheriff's deputies who had been called to his suburban Minneapolis compound, a Minnesota sheriff said Thursday.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said deputies responded to a medical call about 9:43 a.m. Medical personnel tried CPR, but couldn't revive the 57-year-old Prince, who was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.

November 2015 photo of pop superstar Prince. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
November 2015 photo of pop superstar Prince. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

The sheriff's brief statement said the death was under investigation and provided no other details.

News of Prince's death sparked an outpouring of grief and mourning from around the world.

It came just a few days after he was reported to have been hospitalized Friday in Illinois on his way back from a concert in Atlanta.

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