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    No. Just no. Rest in peace, Prince. A true genius (and I don't use that term loosely). Praying for music, love, basketball and pancakes in the afterlife.

    I had never heard HIV rumors but strangely that is where my mind went when I heard he was dead. Such a waste.

    And yeah, fuck you 2016.

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    "Hurricane Annie ripped the ceiling of a church and killed everyone inside
    You turn on the telly and every other story is tellin' you somebody died "
    rip Prince
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    My parents dropped me and my BF off at the theatre to watch Purple Rain when I was 12 and she was 13. They didn't have a clue what we were going to see. My BF got grounded later after her parents found out. We used to watch it on a loop on VHS and quote it and try and do all the dance moves.
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    I am fucking devastated. RIP
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    Kris Me Too
    I am black or white, am I straight or gay.
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    I'm really sad so I've been looking at Prince videos, I love this one at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for George Harrison. He was just so talented. There's one from the Brits in 2006 that's a mini concert, about 12 minutes long but I can't seem to link it but he plays Purple Rain with Sheila E. at the end and it's one of the most mesmerizing performances I've seen.

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    Another sad day in music...Bowie, Frey and now Prince. RIP.
    I'm leaving Princes' performance in a tribute to George Harrison because it's once of my favorites and still gives me goosebumps when I watch it. His solo begins at 3:27

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    I am in complete and utter shock; like someone else said, if I weren't at work, I'd be a mess right now. A true musical genius is gone...
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    Cannot believe this...I just cannot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moongirl View Post
    I am in complete and utter shock; like someone else said, if I weren't at work, I'd be a mess right now. A true musical genius is gone...
    Ugh I'm a mess at work. Luckily I have my own office.
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    Love that video with Tom Petty et al (and George's lookalike son!) Prince really stole the show on that one. I had never seen that before.
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    I'm not a music fan in general, but he gave one hell of a Super Bowl halftime performance.

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    He was an odd duck, and I'll never forget all the secrecy surrounding his son.

    Prince's Son Died of Natural Causes | E! Online

    The sad saga of the former Prince's son has come to an end. Nearly eight months after the fact, the Minneapolis medical examiner's office has announced that the singer's child died of natural causes days after he
    was born in October '96. Neither the Artist nor his wife, Mayte Garcia-Nelson, have ever publicly acknowledged their infant's death.

    Minneapolis officials were tipped to the death and subsequent cover up by two former employees of Prince's Paisley Park. The twin sisters, Arlene and Erlene "Nanny" Mojica, said they cared for the infant around the clock, held the baby when he died, had him cremated seven days later and helped hide the death by falsifying names and records at the orders of the Artist.

    Prince later sued the Mojicas, saying they violated a confidentiality agreement.

    The medical examiner's confirmation, which was released Friday, ended a three-month investigation that, at one point, included homicide detectives. Officials determined the infant died October 23 of a skeletal abnormality known as Pfeiffer's Syndrome seven days after he was born.

    The child was cremated one day later. The death certificate lists his name as Boy Gregory, his mother as "Mia Gregory" and his race as "white." No father is named on the death certificate.

    The Artist denied the release of further information. In fact, the only public statements he made about his son came back in November. First, he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press, "Whenever we give birth to our children, the world won't know their names, their sex, anything. Our child has to make those decisions."

    Then, days later, he gave Oprah Winfrey a televised tour of Paisley Park. The former Prince Rogers Nelson told Oprah his child was a boy and showed her the baby's playroom--but the baby was conspicuously absent. When Oprah asked about the boy, the veteran rocker answered cryptically: "We have a long way to go; there will be many more children..."

    And from last year:

    Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia: It was the most bizarre relationship ever but I will always love him
    22:30, 12 Jun 2015
    Updated 18:16, 21 Apr 2016
    By Clemmie Moodie

    He wrote the Most Beautiful Girl in the World song for her, he wore stiletto heels at all times and she never addressed him as anything at all. Ever.

    She was a beautiful, belly-dancing ingénue just 16 years old. He was a multi-millionaire pop superstar, a global icon and, at 32, twice her age.

    The four-year love affair between Prince and Mayte Garcia culminated in an extravagant marriage ceremony, an outlandish life**style and tragically, the loss of two children.

    She also says the relationship “screwed” her for life and she can’t find lasting love.

    In her first British interview in nine years, Mayte gives a fascinating insight into the weird world of one of the planet’s most eccentric pop stars.

    “When we met I was a virgin and had never been with anybody,” she reveals.

    “I’d always been a very focused dancer and very protected. Prince was my first crush, and my first love, but we didn’t start to get serious until I turned 18. He was very respectful.

    “I remember our first kiss, and thinking, ‘Oh God, oh wow, this is not happening!’

    “I remember it being overwhelming and weird. Our entire time together was amazing and surreal, and he showed me some incredible things and introduced me to incredible people.”

    He also expressed his feelings for Mayte in quite some style, writing the song The Most Beautiful Girl In The World for her.

    Mayte says: “All the songs he wrote for me, that’s a pretty hard act to follow. I’ve dated a couple of guys, musicians, who have written me poems or songs and I’m like, ‘Seriously, don’t even go there. You can’t compete!’

    “But I think I’m now screwed for life because my first relationship was the most bizarre relationship ever and I’m not normal any more. I’ve kind-of been spoiled and I guess I am kind-of screwed-up now.”

    The pair were introduced backstage at a Prince show after he’d seen a video of her bellydancing. They stayed in touch and two years later she joined his band and became an integral part of his life.

    They married on Valentine’s Day, 1996, in Prince’s home town of Minneapolis. Mayte, then 22, wore a necklace of the famous Symbol that Prince had adopted as his name. White doves were released as they exchanged vows.

    She became pregnant almost at once, but their son Boy Gregory died just a week after birth due to Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare defect of the skull. That loss, followed by a miscarriage not long afterwards, tore the grieving couple apart.

    Mayte explains: “To lose two babies is really scary... it really caught on me emotionally, physically, everything. It took me at least 15 years to get over it and still, to this day, I miss my son.

    “I believe a child dying between a couple either makes you stronger or it doesn’t. For me, it was very, very hard to move forward and for us as a couple I think it probably broke us.”

    Bizarrely, within days of losing their son the couple went on the Oprah Winfrey show and pretended he was still alive. She says now they were simply unable to process the death..

    “We had to show people that we were strong, that we had faith, and that we would try again,” she adds.

    “But I didn’t really want to speak to anybody. I was physically distraught. When you miscarry your body is freaking out, like ‘Why can’t I feed the baby?’ so those were the things I went through. Every day was a struggle even to breathe.”

    After she and Prince separated in 2000 she began a two-year relationship with Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee. Two years ago she adopted her daughter, Gia, now three-and-a-half.

    Today at 41, Mayte is tanned and fit. Refusing to be known merely as “Prince’s ex wife” she is now a bona fide Hollywood actress and has landed a leading role in the widely hyped new US ABC series, Kingmakers.

    She plays the wife of a senator and says the show is “scandalous, fun and full of twists and turns”.

    When not acting, Mayte (pronounced “My-Tay, not “Matey” as I inadvertently call her) rescues animals. She has set up two dog sanctuaries and has six dogs, two cats and five birds at her LA home.

    So although Prince, now 57, wasn’t the only eccentric in their relationship, it must have been an odd life being, well, Mrs Prince at Paisley Park, his famous 70,000 sq ft mansion in Minneapolis.

    For one thing, in 1993 he had changed his name to that unpronounceable symbol following a row with his record label. You had to say The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (soon abbreviated to TAFKAP).

    So in four years of marriage Mayte never actually addressed her husband as anything at all. Ever.

    “We never had any pet names, and I don’t think in the whole time we were together I called him anything, which I guess is a bit weird,” she confesses.

    “I never called him Prince because I wanted him to be a person to me, not the man behind Purple Rain. Plus, technically, I was married to the Symbol. Our house was full of them, but I just couldn’t say the word. When we got married it was much easier. If someone else was there I could say, ‘Could I speak to my husband please?’ ”

    Neither did they ever go out on a date. “I doubt any woman ever has... he’s not really a cinema kinda guy,” she says.

    Although the 5ft 2in singer wore specially made high heels at all times, even at home, she says that at heart he wasn’t self-conscious about his lack of height.

    Mayte, 5ft 5ins in her stockinged size five feet, says: “When I was with him he always wore these little stiletto heels – I don’t know what size he was but I could put my feet into his shoes.

    “But I never felt his insecurity in height. You didn’t see it because he was who he was. He’s also really, really, really funny, which most people don’t realise. This is why so many people fall for him. Prince never, ever mentioned it except to say he wished he was taller so he could play basketball. He was actually a really great basketball player.”

    With a music studio and nightclub inside the marital home, their daily routine was a world turned upside down, going to bed at 6 or 7am and not surfacing until past midday.

    “Sleep is over-rated,” laughs Mayte. “When you’re creating, travelling and having the best time of your life the last thing on your mind is sleep.

    “Often we would play an arena then there would be an aftershow, and afterwards you’re not tired because you’ve got so much adrenaline going.

    “We didn’t have cellphones then, and we never wore watches, so time was just never something we would think about.

    “We were our own creators, and he didn’t have anyone to report to. I loved his energy, his charisma.”

    She adds: “We last spoke about five years ago when I reached out to him. There is no animosity or bad blood, and he was my husband and the father of my child. So although I am not actively in love with him, I will always love him – he’s a great guy.”
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    ^ I know. That crossed my mind too.
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