The Purple One – Prince Dies At 57

Oh no! Say it isn’t so. The Purple One Prince dies at age 57.  Words cannot express the loss the world, not just the music industry must feel about the death of the legendary, singer, songwriter, producer, musician, actor, film director and icon Prince.  Our prayers at go out to his friends, family and fans.  A long-time colleague of mine Yvette Noel-Schure, publicist to Prince said that he died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57.  The world is probably in shock of the death of Prince because he just left the hospital a few days ago.  No one expected to have to report that the one and only Prince dies at 57.


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Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota most of us fondly know him as The Purple One or The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.  His body of work is tremendous which is why he is known as a genius in the music industry.  His body of work includes 39 studio albums, 4 live albums, 6 compilation albums, 17 video albums, 136 music videos, 13 EP’s, 104 singles and one remix album.

Fans all over the world are flocking to the music stores to get anything Prince from records, albums, t-shirts, memorabilia and just about everything they can get their hands on.  Those who were fortunate enough to meet him, perform with him or just have a meal to sit and talk with him will have had the greatest gift of all.  The spirit of his presence and the memories will last for a lifetime.  Talk show host Wendy Williams talked about the time when Prince summoned her to come meet with him.  She said when Prince calls, you drop everything and go.

Dave Chappelle did a hilarious iconic skit with Charlie Murphy about the time they went over to Prince’s house and played basketball.  “He even made pancakes in the morning”, said Dave.  You just cannot make this stuff up and that’s a moment in time all parties will cherish forever.  Not everyone on the planet can say they hung out with the one and only Prince.  Rest in peace young soldier. 

Dorothy Smith


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