When Doves Cry: Prince dies at age 57 When Doves Cry: Prince dies at age 57
Prince, 1958-2016. When Doves Cry: Prince dies at age 57

The musician known as “Prince” (born as Prince Rogers Nelson) died today, April 21, at the age of 57. He was hospitalized last week with flu, only to appear in public a few days later.

The reports are contradicting each other so far regarding certain details – mostly about his last public appearances and the location where his body was found. The reason of death has not been determined/revealed yet.

It’s tough to say something about Prince someone else has not already said better. Like David Bowie, who went from us earlier this year, Prince can be rightfully called a “musical genius”, merging styles and genres like Rock, Funk, Soul, Pop…etc. into something homogenous new. He was one of the few who could claim to have created a new sound.

He was also active in the movie business, most notably with the semi- biographical Purple Rain (1984, Academy Award for Best Music, Best Original Song Score) and Under The Cherry Moon (1986). He acted as the lead in both movies and also directed the latter. Unforgettable are also his catchy musical contributions for Tim Burton’s Batman (1989).

Top image from Purple Rain (1984).

Sources:

NY Daily News; TMZ; NPR

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  • CoolHandJuke

    Who will join me in jacking it to Chyna tonight?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I’m still shocked. I was a big fan. Will be spinning the Sign O The Times album (his magnum opus) in his honor.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Will that be to her performance as She-Hulk in Avengers XXX?

  • CoolHandJuke

    Whatever comes up first on xvideos…

  • KilliK

    her playboy photoshoot as an Amazonian, was the first wallpaper on my new computer at that time..

  • KilliK

    RIP, a true legend.

  • CoolHandJuke

    I bought her first issue back when I was 16 or 17. fond memories…

  • Toruk_Makto

    You gotta fucking shittin me!?!? Is this a joke?

  • Toruk_Makto

    Okay…not a joke..what the fuck..he was only fifty fucking seven. Awwww fuck me man.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Sadly not. It seems a lot of legends are dying relatively young of late. Bowie and Alan Rickman never made it to seventy, and Prince and Michael Jackson didn’t even make it to sixty. Lifespans should be going up, not down!

  • Toruk_Makto

    can’t fuckin believe it. I gotta call my pops…he was a mega fan.

  • Captain Genius

    this sucks

  • Stalkeye

    Great Obit, Dee.
    Like Bowie, there will never be a musician that was multi-talented and innovate such as Prince.
    He shall be missed indeed. Godspeed Mr.Nelson, thou truly was The Prince of Rock n Roll.

  • Stalkeye

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  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Love this shit. Prince played a character called “Gemini”, a cross between Joker and Two-Face.

  • Stalkeye

    And he got to tap “Vicki Vale’s” ass before Baldwin!
    Even made her pray to a Black Rose before getting busy. That Nut, gawd bless him!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    One of the sound engineers came into the recording studio at Paisley Park the morning after Prince and Basinger had had a late-night recording session. He said there was honey smeared all over the control consoles and empty jars lying everywhere!

    LOL. Prince turned Kim out like a true pimp!

  • Stalkeye

    That’s a story for the books!!!