NEW YORK — A longtime friend of U.S. pop star Prince, the actor and producer and former frontman of the soul-drenched group Black Sabbath, died Saturday, his agent said.
The Associated Press first reported the news.
Born in New York City in 1959, Prince was the youngest of three sons and the youngest son of singer, songwriter and producer Mike, who was born in 1955 in New Jersey.
He had two older brothers, Prince Charles and Diana, and a sister, Princess Eugenie.
Prince was a star in his native United Kingdom, but spent most of his life in England, where he grew up.
He began his musical career in the 1960s and became a popular producer and singer in the 1980s.
In his career, Prince released more than 500 albums and two albums a year.
He is best known for his 1978 hit “Purple Rain” and his 1983 hit “I’m the One.”
The Associated press contributed to this report.