Last week, Prince Rogers Nilsson was admitted to hospital with suspected influenza, leading to the American musician cancelling several concerts. Today, he was found dead in his home in Minnesota. 

The news has shocked the music industry with numerous messages being posted to Twitter from musicians including Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake and Nick Jonas. Prince's career spanned 35 years, 39 albums, and his musical movie Purple Rain, which was released in 1984, is considered to be one of the most influential of all time.

Police are currently investigating the cause of death.