As reported, Prince died at Paisley Park on Thursday aged 57. He was found collapsed in a lift at his home, which doubled as a studio. He was pronounced dead at 10:07am on Thursday. A postmortem has been carried out but no cause of death has yet been confirmed.
In a statement published on her website, Bush describes Prince as “playful” and “mind-blowingly gifted.” She also declares him “the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen.”
“I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince. He was the most incredibly talented artist,” she wrote. “A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince.”
Bush collaborated with Prince several times in the 1990s, with Prince appearing on ‘Why Should I Love You,’ from Bush’s 1993 album ‘The Red Shoes’. She also contributed to Prince’s 1996 album ‘Emancipation’.