Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince is Dead - Long Live the Prince

I was shocked when the BBC reported today that "Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park".  The American singer and recording artist (currently and always) known as Prince has died at his estate in Minnesota at only 57 years old.

It appears so far that the police were called to his Paisley Park estate for a medical emergency and are investigating.  It was only last week that soon after a performance Prince was taken to the hospital from apparently a bad flu, so his recent health may be in question.

It always shocks and saddens me as the icons and heroes of our age are so soon stepping out of the present and becoming memories, as the stars are falling.  Is this what Mark meant when he said, “And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.”?

Prince logo

Prince just released his 38th studio album HITnRUN, also referred to as HITnRUN Phase One, in September.  HITnRUN Phase Two releases next week on the 29th of April.  It is available for pre-order now at Amazon.

Which of his 100 million sold records do you own?

Billboard story
TMZ's story
The Prince Wiki page