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Prince's Death Preceded By Emergency Plane Landing

| by Sean Kelly
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Prince’s death was preceded by weeks of ill health and an emergency landing by his private plane, which was later said to be due to the flu.

On April 15, Prince was rushed to the hospital after his plane made an emergency landing in Illinois following the cancellation of two concerts. A rep told TMZ that the 57-year-old was fighting the flu for several weeks when the emergency landing took place. 

The day before the hospital visit, Prince performed in Atlanta, Georgia, at his insistence. 

Prince was released from the hospital three hours after being admitted and got back on his plane to return home to Minnesota.

The music legend was found dead at his estate on April 21. A rep confirmed his passing, though a cause of death was not revealed.

Sources: The Grio, TMZ / Photo credit: Wikipedia