The Latest: Sheriff says Prince was unresponsive in elevator

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2007 file photo, Prince plays his guitar during a press conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. Prince's publicist has confirmed that Prince died at his home in Minnesota, Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was 57. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – The Latest on the death of pop superstar Prince (all times local):

2:35 p.m.

Sheriff’s officials in Minnesota say deputies found music superstar Prince unresponsive in an elevator after they were summoned to his suburban Minneapolis compound.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson says first responders tried CPR but couldn’t revive the 57-year-old musician. Olson says Prince was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. Thursday, about half an hour after deputies arrived.

Olson says the death is under investigation.

Hundreds of fans have gathered outside Prince’s Paisley Park studio to mourn his death.

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2:15 p.m.

Sales of Prince’s music have soared since news broke of the pop star’s death.

Three of his songs – “Purple Rain,” ”Little Red Corvette,” and “When Doves Cry,” – surged to 7th, 9th and 10th on iTunes’ Top Songs chart.

Four of his albums – “The Very Best of Prince,” ”Purple Rain,” ”The Hits / The B-Sides,” and “1999” – jumped to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th on iTunes’ Top Albums chart by Thursday afternoon.

Price’s publicist tells the AP he was found dead at his suburban Minneapolis home earlier Thursday.

The singer’s music catalog, including last year’s “HITNRUN Phase One & Two,” was streaming on Tidal, another high-profile exclusive for the Jay Z-backed service. Other streaming services like Spotify and Rhapsody did not offer Prince’s songs.

A Warner Music spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the latest state of his contract with the record label.

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