Prince has quit all social media.

The 'Purple Rain' singer joined social networking sites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook earlier this year when he returned for a series of shows, but has now deleted his accounts as well as removing much of his music from listening platforms YouTube and SoundCloud.

Despite attempting to erase his presence from the internet, the 56-year-old star's two most recent albums 'Art Official Age' and 'Plectrum Electrum' can still be played on streaming service Spotify, and an old interview and two clips of the track 'Breakfast Can Wait' remain available on his official YouTube channel.

A spokesperson for Prince declined to comment on the decision to close his online accounts.

It seems the musician had tired of his accounts in recent months after holding a question and answer session for his fans on Facebook in which he only responded to one query by posting a link to a separate article about sound frequencies.

His move away from the online community comes as no surprise to Prince's fans following comments in 2010 where the star explained ''the internet is completely over.''

In another tirade against YouTube, eBay and torrent-sharing sites, the 'Little Red Corvette' hitmaker said companies should be doing more to support artists.

In a statement released by the singer in 2007, he said: ''YouTube ... are clearly able (to) filter porn and pedophile material but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorized music and film content which is core to their business success,

''Prince strongly believes artists as the creators and owners of their music need to reclaim their art.''