21/04/2016 18:45 BST | Updated 21/04/2016 19:59 BST

Prince Dead: 57 Stunning Vintage Photos Of The Pop Superstar

Proving why he was such a superstar.

Music fans are mourning the sad loss of Prince, who has died at the age of 57.

The sad news of the music superstar’s death was confirmed on Thursday afternoon (21 April), after it was reported that a fatality at his home in Minnesota.

An undeniable music legend, during his lengthy career Prince became one of the most influential and iconic stars of his generation, with a string of unmistakeable hits to his name, including ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Kiss’ and ‘Raspberry Beret’ to name just three.

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The incomparable Prince

But it wasn’t just his songwriting and vocal abilities that made Prince such a global star, he was also renowned for his energetic performance style, as well as his rather daring and flamboyant fashion statements.

As one of the biggest visual artists in pop history, it seems only fitting that we remember Prince with 57 vintage photographs taken over the course of his illustrious career, showcasing exactly what it was that made him such a star, including a number of his elaborate and theatrical stage outfits.

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