What Is Paisley Park? Prince Was Found Dead In This Place
A police investigation was launched Thursday morning when a death was reported at Prince's Paisley Park studios, causing everyone to question the state and well-being of the music legend. Last week, Prince was hospitalized with the flu, according to Entertainment Weekly, but following reports assured fans he was fine.
Prince's publicist later confirmed in a statement Thursday that Prince had died at his home. Bustle has reached out to Prince's representatives, who replied by saying "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57." Bustle has also reached out to the Carver County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota.
His death occurred at Paisley Park studios, which is located just southwest of Minneapolis in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Paisley Park is the estate and recording studio owned by the late singer, according to the Daily Mail.
The $10 million dollar complex was built in 1986, and gathers facilities such as recording studios, soundstage, band, and tour rehearsal, according to PrinceVault.com. It was also used extensively for one-off performances in the second part of the 90s. Paisley Park Studios were also open as rental facility until 1996.
The legendary location has also been the site of many a famous get-together. In fact, Madonna attended an intimate jam session this past October, which turned into a late-night dance party, according to Rolling Stone. Prince even invited fans up on stage with him as he played into the morning hours.
Prince continued hosting events up until the week of his death. As Kaley Sapp noted on BringMeTheNews.com, the late singer tweeted about a dance party at Paisley Park, and was able to take the stage for five minutes. "He played “Chopsticks”and a brief instrumental number on his new purple Yamaha piano," Sapp said.
It is fitting that Prince's final days would be spent at this special place.