Prince was a multitalented entertainer famed for his eclectic sound, glittery wardrobe and provocative lyrics. He died Thursday, at age 57, in Minnesota. Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7th, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father was jazz pianist John Nelson, and his mother Mattie Shaw was a social worker and singer. Despite his onstage persona as an androgynous sex fiend, Prince was married and divorced twice, first to Manuela Testolini Nelson, then to Mayte Garcia.