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In Memoriam

Prince Has Passed Away at 57

"But life is just a party / And parties weren't meant to last" –Prince, '1999'

prince rest in peace

The Associated Press has confirmed that Prince passed away at his home in suburban Minneapolis. Prince was so many things: prolific musical genius, destroyer of gender boundaries and racial stereotypes, guitar virtuoso, sex symbol. He seemed to build and occupy his own creative universe. The news is especially shocking due to Prince’s age (he was only 57) and the proximity of his death to the loss of other cultural icons including David Bowie and Lemmy.

Prince’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure, said in a statement, “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57.”

Musicians around the world expressed shock, heartbreak, and devastation:

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