I posted this in another Prince memorial thread, so I will post it here as well.
The saddest possible news, this is the only one so far, except for ones in the MJ part and the Prince fans thread here, where several of us have posted, but let us keep this as a memorial thread. It is a very sad in music and my life. 2016 is the cruelest year for the reaper, after the death of David Bowie also back in early Jnauary. I am very upset, but you know I can't do much here except play Prince's legendary output and remember the memories of the man and his power.
He died young and beautiful, never having to know the demon and aging and losing his looks, Prince would have liked that. He died at the height of his powers when his audience still loved him. Prince would have liked that and it seems his demise was sudden, a flu on April 7th, Hospitalisation on the 11th and now this. I hope he did not suffer, and I hope he finds heaven and peace amongst the angels. Even more importantly I hope he reunites with Michael Jackson who has saved a place.
Honestly for many of us April 21st 2016 (April 22nd Kiwi time) and June 25 2009 (June 26 Kiwi time) will be etched in our minds as some of the saddest days in our life.
And please guys keep this thread positive, no nasty messages, trolling or lines like MJ was better, and MJ was more missed than rince, it's not a contest it is a place to share our memories of the man, music and myth of Prince Rogers Nelson.
I was particularly fortunate and blessed to see him in concert only 2 months ago and looking at him then, play his heart out and play my favourite song in the whole world to me, was a treat. I am blessed I saw 3 concerts of him in my life and was a fan for the last quarter century of his life. Prince was musical and stalwart to the end, he had just played a series of Piano and Microphone concerts at Paisley Park, Australia, NZ and the USA and was still recording a live album and Hitnrun Phase 3. Now we can look orward to posthumous releases.
Unlike Michael, Prince leaves no issue and merely his younger sister and some half siblings, Prince's parents died in 2001 and 2002, and his only son died after having his life support switched off after 10 days in 1996.
RIP PRINCE ROGERS NELSON - JUNE 7 1958 - OBIT APRIL 21 2016 - REQUESIAT EN PAIX.......
And I think all you guys kind of know how I feel about Prince. This is sad and still sinking in.