The Associated Press is now reporting that Prince's publicist has confirmed the news.
Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early today, according to the reports.
Reports: Prince treated at Trinity Moline
April 15, 2016
The singer Prince was treated at Trinity Moline on Friday, according to the entertainment website, TMZ.com, but a hospital spokesman would not confirm that.
The TMZ report said a private plane carrying Prince landed at Quad-City International Airport in Moline early Friday, and the performer was taken to a hospital.
But Blake Long, marketing manager for UnityPoint Health's Illinois region, would not confirm that late Friday afternoon.
"Prince is not currently listed as a patient," Long said, adding the hospital system had no other comment.
Bruce Carter, aviation director at the airport, confirmed there was a medical emergency at the airport early Friday, but he could not confirm it involved Prince.
Carter said an aircraft on its way to Minneapolis called in about 1:30 a.m. with a medical emergency regarding a person who was unresponsive. The airport made sure an ambulance was waiting for the plane, Carter said, and when the plane landed, the ambulance took the person to a hospital.
An update posted later Friday on TMZ said a representative of Prince told the website that the performer had been suffering from the flu in recent days. After a concert Thursday night in Atlanta, Prince boarded his plane but he felt worse during the flight, and the plane made the emergency landing in Moline. The representative told TMZ that Prince was treated, released about three hours later and continued his flight home, which is in the Minneapolis area.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday night that two sources close to Prince told the paper that he was at home in Chanhassen, Minn., on Friday evening. One said he had been suffering from “bad dehydration” but that “all’s good.”
Prince Rogers Nelson is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.1958, June 7
After forming bands in High School his demo tape impresses three major labels. Signs a three-record $1 million contract with Warner Bros.1976
First album titled For You makes little impression.1978
Appears on Charts
The album Prince sees single I Wanna Be Your Lover reach No. 11 in US charts.1979
Prince makes worldwide breakthrough with album 1999. Hits include Little Red Corvette and its title track.1982
A Star is Born
Purple Rain sells 13 million in the US alone. Spawns successful film and mega singles including When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy. At one point Prince has the No. 1 album, single and film in the US.1984
Telling the story of a teenage romance and first sexual experience with a girl who wore a certain hat, this song was the first on his album Around the World in a Day.1985
Praise to Paisley
Starts building $10 million Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis.1986
Writes the Batman soundtrack album and US sales rise to two million.1989
Diamonds and Pearls has five million sales worldwide.1991
From Name to Symbol
Celebrates his 35th birthday by changing his name to a symbol and asks to be known as the Artist formerly known as Prince.1993
Marriage and Death
Marries girlfriend of six years, Mayte Garcia, 24. Their baby son Gregory dies after seven days from a genetic skull condition.1996
Year of Change
Changes his name back to Prince and splits from Mayte.2000
Becomes a Jehovah’s Witness and marries Manuela Testolini2001
Opens the Grammy Awards with Beyonce, together performing Purple Rain. Announces he will tour album Musicology.2004
After Testolini filed for divorce in 2006, he performs a record- breaking run of 21 concerts at London’s O2 arena and delivers the highlight performance at the Super Bowl.2007
After an emergency landing to a Moline, Illinois hospital, Prince dies days later in his Paisley Park estate. He was 57.2016