Fans gather outside of Paisley Park to pay their last respects to Prince

People are gathering near the star's residence, despite the rain

Fans of Prince have congregated outside Paisley Park and First Avenue, the Minneapolis club where Purple Rain was filmed, following news of his death.

The singer’s representatives have confirmed that he died early this morning (April 21) at the estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Police were earlier reported to be investigating a fatality at the estate, though the identity of the deceased was not revealed.

Several photos have appeared on social media of people leaving flowers on the fence that borders the late musician’s famous residence and studios.

See you in the #PurpleRain brother. #Prince

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One Instagram user posted a picture of two fans hugging, one dressed in purple clothes, with the caption: “My heart aches for her. She was so sad.”

My heart aches for her. She was so sad.

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Another video posted on Twitter, appears to show a long queue of cars backed up on the road to Paisley Park as fans try to make their way to the late musician’s home.

Similar scenes are being reported at First Avenue, a music venue in Minneapolis where Prince filmed several scenes of his 1984 film Purple Rain.

Tributes have poured in for the man born Prince Rogers Nelson, who released 39 studio albums in an incredible career than spanned almost four decades.