The story began circulating this morning concerning a death reported at Prince’s home at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.
The story could not be verified when news first broke as Carver County Sheriff’s department continued to stay tight-lipped about the case, only reporting that there was a death and that there was an open investigation. At 1:20 PM Central Prince’s publicist, Yvette Noel Schure, told the The Associated Press that the pop icon was the reported death at the Minnesota estate.
The Pop icon brought his unique style to the music scene and dominated the industry with hits like “I Wanna Be Your Lover”, “1999”, and “Purple Rain”. He was only 5″2, but his personality and talent continued to show that he was an amazing force to be reckoned with. A rebel, a fighter for justice and independence – Prince was known for sticking to his beliefs and changing the world around him in a positive light.
Prince has been married twice, once to back up dancer Mayte Garcia and again to Manuela Testolini.
Among his many accomplishments, he was first inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame back in 2004 while he wowed the audience with a spectacular performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”
For those that knew him, he was an inspiration and a beacon for those who were considered left of center to the rest of society. With beliefs and a voice that could set the world on fire, Prince’s legacy will always live on as his fans continue to come together under a passionate unity.
Here’s one for you Prince, don’t forget to party up there like it’s 1999.