In a long line of shock celebrity deaths, the world is reeling from the news that Superstar, Prince has been found dead at his Minnesota home. He was 57 years old and had previously been hospitalised on 15 April following a performance, although he reported that he was feeling better.
The cause of death has not yet been announced, but fans are stunned that Prince has been added to the list of celebrities who have fallen foul of the ‘curse’ of 2016. The grim reaper has been stalking those in the public eye, this year, that’s for sure.
Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson in 1958 and he went into ‘the business’ at a very young age. He has more than 30 albums to his credit and some of his hits, 1999, Purple Rain and Let’s Go Crazy will be forever etched on many millions of people’s memories. He had an uncanny knack of reinventing himself, including his dalliance with changing his name to a symbol.
His most recent album, HITnRUN Phase Two, was released in 2015 and he was still working as of last week, touring with hits from this album.
I believe there will be a cote of doves crying, tonight, and once again there is another celebrity to mourn. RIP Prince.
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