Flamboyant pop culture and music icon, Prince, was found dead
in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios, Minnesota. Paramedics attempted to revive the singer with CPR but he was unresponsive and pronounced dead less than 30 minutes after they responded to the call. Fans around the world were devastated by the news and some of them have camped outside of the late Prince’s resident to express their grief and loss of their “Kiss” singer.
The White House also released a statement
following the death of the singer. President Obama was quoted saying “Today, the world lost a creative icon”. Prince had previously performed at the White House during a secret party
We look back at some of Prince’s highlights and achievements throughout his career.
His death meant that the music scene has lost a gem that has transcended throughout the years. A lot of musicians, singers, and good friends of Prince have turned to social media to express their loss.
It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist... Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols... That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music... It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES... #RIPPrince
Although Prince has passed on, his memories will forever remain with us thanks to his music. We love you, Prince. Rest in peace.