Prince has died

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Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:07 pm

Our local media is reporting that Prince has died. There was a death at Paisley Park this am but TMZ is saying it's Prince.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:17 pm

http://www.kare11.com/news/reports-prin ... /147212123

Looks like his publicist confirms it.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:39 pm

So sad, he really had pure talent. I was a fan from the very early 80's, even grew up a few miles from his studio in MN. His music was a big part of the soundtrack of my youth.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:34 pm

*gutteral wail*
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:09 pm

2016 is definitely broken.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:29 pm

The number of truly iconic musicians we have lost this winter and spring is unprecedented. :(
Prince, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, Paul Kantner, Maurice White, Scot Weiland, Lemmy Kilmister....that's going to be one helluva band playing on the Great Concert Stage Above.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:55 pm

This one put me in tears. Prince was my all-time favorite musical artist(and I listen to a lot of music and genres). He was only 57 and didn't abuse drugs ever so it really shocked me. My sister(nurse)said it is probably a heart attack or he had an illness he wasn't sharing with the public. Prince was an ICON as was Bowie(but he was a lot older).
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:27 pm

Oh god I feel old today, this is the first one to really hit me, the 80's was my youth :cry: This is the performance that came to mind for me, I remember watching it live and thinking no one will ever top this at a Super Bowl:

https://youtu.be/7NN3gsSf-Ys
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:34 pm

Google even changed their logo for him today. Purple Rain.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:05 pm

sweettalk wrote:2016 is definitely broken.
Seriously, WTF. I know he was in the hospital last week but they released him right after and I thought it was exhaustion/dehydration... didn't he play a show right afterward?

Unbelievable. 2016 is like the Year That Music Died. :cry:
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:37 pm

Such an incredible loss. His Superbowl performance will never be topped IMO.

Lots of tribute pictures on Twitter.

Maureen Johnson ‏@maureenjohnson
Prince Street station, NYC, tonight:
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The @NewYorker cover next week. #RIPPrince
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:32 pm

very sad to hear of the death of Prince - loved his halftime at the super bowl - loved how he played guitar - loved him - just terribly sad - too much sadness lately....
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Twitter Data ‏@TwitterData
#RIPPrince. The world Tweeted over 6M times today paying tribute to the music legend. A visualization of the Tweets:
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:57 am

It was such a shock to hear this. I was not a huge fan musically (mostly from lack of exposure than anything else) but his absence as a performer, human, and contributor to culture and society is just...so acutely felt. Seeing countless tributes has been heartwarming as much as it has been heartbreaking.
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Insane Crazy wrote: Seeing countless tributes has been heartwarming as much as it has been heartbreaking.
Yes, this. Rolling Stone posted a clip from the RRHF 2004 induction - watch the whole thing anyway because sheesh, it's Traveling Wilburys (or most of them), but when Prince comes in at the end with the guitar solo, musical artistry aside - he made Dhani Harrison smile and then he smiled, too, and it was. Just.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:58 am

LM.... thanks for posting that - great to watch it again - Prince and his guitar.... just too much - cannot see it enough - truly one of the greatest guitar maestro's ever. will be truly missed.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:32 am

This is so sad. When I was a kid 1999 was one of my favorite songs. I can still remember me and my friends dancing around the room to that song. He was such a talented musician and will be missed.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:09 pm

LOL War Admiral - and when I remember 1999, both the song and the year, it's with all the hysteria/fear/paranoia that 2000 was going to cause a Skynet armageddon. :lol:

But, y'know. That would've made one heck of an end-of-the-world soundtrack. 8-)
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:23 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:LOL War Admiral - and when I remember 1999, both the song and the year, it's with all the hysteria/fear/paranoia that 2000 was going to cause a Skynet armageddon. :lol:

But, y'know. That would've made one heck of an end-of-the-world soundtrack. 8-)
I remember when the song came out, it was so much fun and the video was on MTV all the time--and the actual year 1999 seemed so far away that it felt like I would be ancient by the time it finally rolled around :lol:

Ahh, Prince.
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