The music world and fans around the world are shaken with the unexpected and heartbreaking news regarding Prince's death. According to TMZ, who broke the news first, the legendary pop music superstar, passed away at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Many sources close to the singer, including his publicist, confirmed the sad news.

Prince, who was born Prince Rogers Nelson, had a health scare that caused his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois, Chicago on April 15. Despite this incident, the iconic "Purple Rain" singer appeared at a concert the next day. TMZ reports that Prince was battling the flu and died at 57

We remember the legendary singer-songwriter with some of his best quotes ever. May he R.I.P.

Prince Dead At 57 The singer has been reported dead after a bad case of the flu. Reuters

1) Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.

2) Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.

3) The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.

4) What's missing from pop music is danger.

5) Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.

6) I have friends that are gay, and we study the Bible together.

7) Everyone has a rock bottom.

8) Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay.

9) I have a writing addiction.

10) Most people don't want to talk about politics and religion. They say, 'Let's talk about something else.'

11) I don't talk about the past.

12) I used to be more involved with every aspect of everything onstage. I'm way more relaxed now. It feels like anything can happen.

13) All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them?

14) Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.

15) I like arguments.