This is what it sounds like when doves cry. If you’ve been checking your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds this morning, it’s hard to miss the #RIPPrince hashtag that’s now trending. ICYMI: legendary music icon and pop royalty Prince Rodgers Nelson passed away on Thursday at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota. Reports had surfaced that he had suffered a health scare during a flight last Friday, although a representative had insisted for weeks that it was only the flu. According to reports, cause of death remains unknown – although the local medical examiner would be conducting an autopsy.
With a career spanning four decades, selling over 100 million records and picking up seven Grammys, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar (he won Best Original Song Score in 1984 for ‘Purple Rain’), the world didn’t just lose one of music’s best-selling artists; we lost a highly talented pop icon.