Authorities were called to a medical emergency at the estate at around 09:43 but did not immediately identify that the body was that of the 57-year-old singer. He told the crowd: "The good people of Random House have made me an offer I can't refuse! "It's going to be called The Beautiful Ones. I'm going to go home and change and put some dancing clothes on. The 57-year-old singer enlisted the help of critic Dan Piepenbring who writes for the Paris Review to help pen the tell-all piece.