Remembering Prince

'Purple Rain' Singer dead at 57

April 21, 2016

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Sadly, it has been reported that Prince has died at his Minnesota estate at 57-years-old a week after his pilot had to make an emergency landing due to health complications.

While the cause of death is still a mystery, the news was originally reported by TMZ, on Thursday morning.

In a year that has already seen the passing of fellow musicians David Bowie and Malik Taylor (Phife Dawg), as well as actor Alan Rickman, it's hard to say why celebrity deaths effect us so much, but the scope of influence that Prince had on music and culture will leave a lasting legacy. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time and was inducted  into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. 

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This one stings. A noted musician-activist who warned of the digital-royalty system seen in online streaming and other forms of music listening, it's hard to find his music online these days, but here are a couple tracks we were able to find. Take a moment, reflect and listen to the genius and person that Prince was: