According to TMZ and Sky News, one of the most iconic aritists in music history, Prince is no longer with us. His body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning, April 21st. He was 57 years old.
Prince had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. He was hospitalized briefly after the incident but appeared at a concert the next day on April 16th (pictured above) where he assured his fans that he was okay. Prior to then, he had canceled two shows due to health problems. His people told TMZ that he had been battling a bad bout of flu.
I am immensely saddened by this news. In 2014, I had the honour of watching Prince perform live in Manchester Phones 4u Arena with someone who was very special to me at that time. It was my first time attending a concert! He told us he will be back...My heart melted when he sang his hit song "Beautiful Ones".
Below is a video I recorded on that day.