Prince (1958-2016), Brilliant Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist Known For His Suggestively Eclectic Style

Prince at Coachella 2008
Prince at Coachella 2008 – photo by Scott Penner

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life

Prince Rogers Nelson, known solely by his first name for most of his brilliantly colorful music career, passed away on April 21, 2016 due to complications from a severe flu at his ranch just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 57 years old.

Fans everywhere have expressed their shock, sadness and appreciation through social media.

Rest in Peace Prince. This is what it sounds like when doves cry.