How Old Was Prince When He Died?

Prince Rogers Nelson, simply known as Prince, was widely regarded as one of the best musicians in the industry. His death shocked fans all over the world who were left with so many questions after hearing the news.

In the years since, the entertainer’s fans still want to know as much as they can about the star. Here’s more about The Purple One including if he was married, how many children he had, and how old he was at the time of his death.

Prince performing during the 'Pepsi Halftime Show' at Super Bowl XLI
Prince standing onstage during the ‘Pepsi Halftime Show’ performance at Super Bowl XLI | Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Prince’s age when he died

On the morning of April 21, 2016, authorities were called to Prince’s Paisley Park home after he was found unresponsive.

When emergency responders arrived they performed CPR on the “Purple Rain” singer but were unable to revive him. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County later stated that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. He was 57 years old.

Carver County attorney Mark Metz revealed that Prince thought he was taking Vicodin to manage pain but had unknowingly taken a pill laced with fentanyl. “Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him,” Metz said (per ABC News).

Was the singer married and how many children did he have?

Prince poses with his arm around his wife, Mayte, at a charity fashion show in 1999
Prince poses with his arm around his wife, Mayte Garcia, at a charity fashion show in 1999 | Sinead Lynch/AFP via Getty Images

Prince was married twice.

His first marriage was to backup dancer Mayte Garcia in 1996. That same year the pair had a son, Amiir Nelson. The child was born with Pfeiffer syndrome which according to WebMD, is birth defect that affects the shape of a baby’s skull and face. Amiir tragically died six days after his birth. Prince and Garcia decided to divorce in 2000.

The following year the legendary musician wed Manuela Testolini. However, their marriage did not work out either and they ended it in 2006.

Testolini previously spoke to the Toronto Star about what it was like being married to one of the most famous people on the planet. “It was a roller-coaster,” she recalled, adding, “It was a very eye-opening experience to see what show business was all about.”

Testolini and R&B singer Eric Benét tied the knot in 2011 and have two daughters, Lucia Bella and Amoura Luna.

Prince arriving on the red carpet with his second wife, Manuela Testolini, at the 76th Annual Academy Awards
Prince on the red carpet with his second wife, Manuela Testolini, at the Annual Academy Awards in 2004 | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

What was Prince’s net worth at the time of his death

During his 40-year career Prince released more than 30 albums and won seven Grammy Awards. He’s also responsible for countless hits including “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and of course “Purple Rain” to name a few.

Celebrity Net Worth noted that at the time of his death Prince was worth between $200-$300 million. He did not have a will when he died and the value of his estate passed to his sister Tyka Nelson and his half-siblings Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, John Nelson, Alfred Jackson, and Omarr Baker.