Prince: 1958 - 2016

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As dozens of singers perform "We Are The World" on the 10th anniversary of the African famine relief anthem, the artist formerly known as Prince, left, stands sucking on a lollipop next to Quincy Jones, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, January 30, 1995. ( AP Photo/ Reed Saxon )

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The artist formerly known as Prince performs with Mayte and other dancers during the VH1 Fashion & Music Awards show in New York Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel)

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The artist formally known as Prince, with the word "Slave" written across his face, belts out a tune from his new CD, "Chaos and Disorder," outside the studio of NBC-TV's "Today" show in New York's Rockefeller Plaza, Tuesday, July 9, 1996. The CD is scheduled for release on Wednesday, July 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali, right, pats the head of the Artist Formerly Known as Prince during a meeting in Washington Tuesday, June 24, 1997 prior to a news conference where they were to announce plans for a benefit concert in October. The World Healing Honors will be a grand benefit concert to promote international harmony and tolerance. (AP Photo/Karin Cooper/Rogers & Cowan)

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali, right, embraces the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, during a meeting in Washington Tuesday, June 24, 1997 prior to a news conference where they were to announce plans for a benefit concert in October. The World Healing Honors will be a grand benefit concert to promote international harmony and tolerance. (AP Photo/Karin Cooper/Rogers & Cowan)

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The Artist, formerly known as Prince, performs at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday night, Dec. 22, 1998, during the first of three concerts in Germany as part of his "New Power Soul" tour. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer)

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Britain's Prince Charles talks with The Artist, formerly known as Prince, left, at the "Diamonds are Forever" celebration at Syon House, London Wednesday, June 9, 1999. The celebration was to include the unveiling of a multi-million dollar diamond jewelry collection, the first-ever Versace fashion show in Britain and a live performance by Jon Bon Jovi. The Artist's wife Mayte is at center. (AP Photo/Dave Hogan/pool)

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Singer Prince, left, looks over his shoulder from the audience as singer Andre 3000, right, looks on at the NAACP Image Awards, Saturday night, March 6, 2004, in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Singer Prince arrives with his wife Manuela Testolini for the 77th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles. Prince will be a presenter during the Oscars telecast. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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Musician Prince performs on stage with singer Tamar during ABC's "Good Morning America" summer concert series in New York, Friday, June 16, 2006. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

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Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Singer Prince and actress Penelope Cruz sit in the audience, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. as the City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee honored Gianni Versace and his sister Donatella Versace for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award. Versace, founded in 1978 by Gianni Versace, is one of the leading international fashion design houses and a symbol of Italian luxury worldwide. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Singer Prince and actress Penelope Cruz sit in the audience, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, in Beverly Hills as the City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee honored Gianni Versace and his sister Donatella Versace for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award. Versace, founded in 1978 by Gianni Versace, is one of the leading international fashion design houses and a symbol of Italian luxury worldwide. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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US singer Prince, seen, before the presentation of Chanel's spring summer 2010 ready-to-wear fashion collection by German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in Paris. US singer Bria Valente is at right. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Singer Prince and his date walk to their seats before the start of the Versace for H&M fashion show in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Prince presents the award for record of the year on stage at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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Prince presents the award for record of the year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Prince and his band is the surprised musical guest during the George Lucas and Mellody Hobson's wedding reception at Promontory Point on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

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U.S pop singer Prince and unidentified women, watch Spain's Rafael Nadal playing Serbia's Dusan Lajovic during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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U.S. pop singer Prince, left, watches the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

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Prince, left, presents Beck with the award for album of the year for “Morning Phase”at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Authorities are investigating a death at Paisley Park, where pop superstar Prince has his recording studios. Jason Kamerud, Carver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the investigation began on Thursday morning, April 21, 2016. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

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Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Singer Prince, center, smiles as he watches an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Rock singer Prince sings to a full house on the first of two nights at New York's Madison Square Garden, Aug. 3, 1986. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani)

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Popstar Prince pictured performing to Dutch fans in the Galgenwaard Football Stadium in Utrecht Friday night, June 19, 1987 the first concert of three to be held in the Netherlands, part of Prince's European Tour. (AP Photo/Barbara Walton)

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Singer Prince performs at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Jan. 28, 1985. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac)

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Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

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Singer Prince performs at the 1985 Grammy’s Award at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 1985. (AP Photo)

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Singer Prince is shown in concert in 1985, location unknown. (AP Photo)

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Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.

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