We lost the inspirational pop icon, Prince at the age of 57 on April 27. Known for hit songs “Kiss” and “Purple Rain,” he was a fighter for creative freedom.
He was found in an elevator when the paramedics were called, but he was unresponsive. His death was called at 10:07 am, and it didn’t take long for the media to be alerted.
Twitter as well as many other forms of social media blew up and honored Prince. “His fame was always infused with his talent. And that talent was his freedom, it was his constant reason,” wrote musician John Mayer. Justin Timberlake tweeted, “Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real.”
Even on Snapchat, a filter of purple rain commemorated Prince.
Whether or not you listened to him, I think everyone knew who he was. When his name was mentioned, I think everyone thought of the performer with the iconic outfits and makeup.
Many places commemorated his loss that night such as the Empire State Building and a bridge in Minneapolis, where he was from, by lighting it purple.
We say rest in peace to yet another music icon we’ve recently lost. He will leave an impression that will last for years to come.