Prince: A life in pictures

Prince performs at London's Wembley Arena in 1995. Credit: Reuters

Music superstar Prince, one of the most successful artists of all time, has died aged 57.

The singer, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was discovered at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

He wrote hundreds of songs and released 39 studio albums in a career spanning four decades.

A look back and his life in images:

Prince performs in Switzerland in 1998

The artist known as Prince performs at the Zurich Hallenstadion on August 23 1998. The sold out concert was one of eight the artist played in Europe on his Jam of the Year tour. Credit: Reuters

Here he performs in Wembley Arena in 1994 - one year after changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol

Prince performs to a capacity audience at Wembley Arena on March 3 1994. Credit: Reuters

Prince pictured receiving an accolade at the Soul Train Music Awards in 2000

Prince gives his acceptance speech after being named Male Artist of the Decade at the 14th annual Soul Train Music Awards March 4, 2000. Credit: Reuters

Prince pictured after a 1997 performance in LA

Prince poses for photographers after performing at the VH1 Honors Awards concert in Los Angeles in 1997. Credit: Reuters

A royal connection: Prince pictured with Prince Charles in 1999

Prince speaks with Prince Charles at a party in London on June 9, 1999. Credit: Reuters

The artist pictured in a 1998 publicity photograph

The artist was famed for his androgynous appearance and flamboyant style. Credit: Reuters

Prince performs with a guitar shaped after the unpronounceable symbol he changed his name to

Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Credit: PA

The singer pictured at the 1997 NAACP Image Awards in California

Prince poses for the press at the 1997 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 28th annual Image Awards in Pasadena,California. Credit: Reuters

Two legends: Prince pictured with Muhammad Ali

Prince with boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a news conference announcing the World Healing Project and Honors Benefit Concert in June 24 1997. Credit: Reuters

The artistic gives a characteristically theatrical performance

Prince performs on stage in characteristic flamboyant style. Credit: PA

Prince on stage in New York in 2009

Prince gestures on stage during the Apollo Theatre's 75th anniversary gala in New York, June 8, 2009. Credit: Reuters