PRINCE has died at the age of 57!

teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,093
edited April 2016 in The Clubhouse
TMZ has just reported that Prince (aka Prince Rogers Nelson) died this morning. Not much else is known about it yet.

RIP - another of music's icons taken way too early. :'(
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,851
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  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,117
    TMZ is a tabloid...I'll believe it when the coroner issues a statement of death..
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,096
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    Awesome entertainer. RIP
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,375
    Holy CRAP!!!

    I used to watch him play at First Avenue in Minneapolis as he was coming up... this one hits me hard.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,362
    Hits me hard, love Prince! RIP!!!!
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,176
    They said he had to land his plane to go to the hospital a few days ago but I didn't think it would lead to this! R.I.P. Prince...
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,026
    I have some good buddies who went to college at Wisconsin-River Falls and like John saw him when he was coming up quite often in Minneapolis. They told me back then about this awesome performer and awhile later he was on early MTV. Little Red Corvette is still a great song. RIP.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,131
    Hits me like brick!!! :'(
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,065
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    TMZ is a tabloid...I'll believe it when the coroner issues a statement of death..

    That might be, but they break most of these stories and they are usually 99% correct. In this case they are correct.

    H9
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,375
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Hits me like brick!!! :'(

    I feel as badly today as I did when John Lennon was taken from us...
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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,323
    Sad news!

    RIP Prince...
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,339
    Awesome musician and entertainer...could really shred the guitar
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,375
    edited April 2016
    He would come off stage and mingle with the crowd after most of his sets. He and Dez used to also drop by a restaurant where I worked as a busboy. I remember Dez had his hair cut in a mohawk back then, dyed like a skunk, complete with a tail. Fun times to have grown up.
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,623
    Son-of-a...!

    Purple Rain to this day still gives me chills every time I listen to it.

    This sucks...
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,105
    He always looks to be in perfect health. I figured Prince would live forever.

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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,365
    What a shocker.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,322
    1999 is one of the best party albums still to this day. Pure musical genius. Another artist taken too soon. RIP. :'(
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,469
    Wtf? What a bad year!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,375
    God is putting together one HELL of a band this year. And he also has Chyna to keep Mr. Grand in line. ;)
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,339
    Best half time show
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,362
    Even his most recent record was great in my opinion. Time to watch Purple Rain.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,310
    sad week.......Ol' boy was one talented Human Being!! so sad :'(
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,375
    From local affiliate of Fox news...
    http://www.kare11.com/news/prince-dead-at-57/147212123
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,256
    Wow another taken too soon.. Shocked!!!
    :/
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,945
    Talented dude for sure. I wonder why so many are going so early. You think maybe because they were so effed up earlier that their body finally gave up trying ? If so, how do you explain Keith Richards then ?

    I dunno man, 57....way too early. Musical genius he was, RIP.
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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 709
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Best half time show

    ... Ever!
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  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    I thought I read he had been sick with the flu, just wonder if it may have been the Zika virus?
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,117
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    TMZ is a tabloid...I'll believe it when the coroner issues a statement of death..

    That might be, but they break most of these stories and they are usually 99% correct. In this case they are correct.

    H9
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    TMZ is a tabloid...I'll believe it when the coroner issues a statement of death..

    That might be, but they break most of these stories and they are usually 99% correct. In this case they are correct.

    H9
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    TMZ is a tabloid...I'll believe it when the coroner issues a statement of death..

    That might be, but they break most of these stories and they are usually 99% correct. In this case they are correct.

    H9

    Yea..guess it is..too bad..Saw Prince And The Revolution in 84.. To this day one of the best live shows I have ever seen..
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 709
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    Electric word life
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