The World Says Goodbye to Another Icon

A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, actor, record producer and icon. Prince Rogers Nelson was all of these and whether you followed his music or whether or not your generation was touched by him, everyone knew of him. Last week, at the fairly young age of 57 years old, Prince passed away whilst at his recording studios at Paisley Park in Minnesota.

Prince at Coachella

Reports surrounding the singer’s death are still incredibly sketchy, with no confirmed reasoning for death as of yet. Some are reporting that the singer was awake for six days straight before passing away, as it was clear even into his fifties that the performer was a tireless worker.

The autopsy results are currently pending after being conducted last Friday and it could be days or weeks before results are actually completed. With no signs of trauma on Prince’s body, there is also no reason to believe that his death was suicide.

His cremation has already taken place with a small service which was made private for his family, friends and fellow musicians in attendance. His publicist said his “final storage” will be kept in private. Those in attendance included his bassist Larry Graham, along with percussionist Sheila E.

Many musicians have paid their tributes to the late singer since his death. Bruce Springsteen opened his concert in New York on Saturday night with a cover of Prince’s Purple Rain, with the whole stage being flooded completely in purple lights as Springsteen sang the famous lyrics back to the crowd.

Elton John also paid his respects during his “Million Dollar Piano” show in Vegas on the same night as Springsteen. John told the audience that he used to run into Prince at the elevators when they both stayed in Vegas. “I would get up at 8:15 to go play tennis, and he would be coming in,” he recalled.

The investigation into Prince’s death continues.

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