The world mourned the loss of another legend April 22, 2016, after pop superstar Prince was found dead in an elevator as his Minneapolis Paisley Park music complex. Allegations of a Percecet addiction are flaring around Tinseltown and media outlets are reporting the singer was rushed to the ER just days prior for an overdose of the narcotic pain reliever.
The world wants to know what happened to their beloved Prince, who for more than 40 years’, provided us with some of the most unforgettable music we’ll ever listen to, wrote songs for some of the best singers of today, and entertained us like no other decked out in purple could do.
Along with many other cities across the world, Dallas paid honor to the purple one by lighting the Omni Hotel in purple. Radio stations played Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World and the rest of the hits. Nightclubs and bars went back to the 80s. News stations shared their memories. And for a moment in time, the world all felt the impact left with the news that Prince was gone.
Prince was phenomenal, not only as a musician and an artist, but as a person. Although sometimes a far-fetched version of ordinary, Prince made his way into the minds and hearts of so many people. Race, age, origin -nothing can place a barrier between Prince’s music and those that, despite never once have meeting the star, were touched so greatly.
Dallas, Texas and the rest of the world has lost a legend and the world may never be the same. Rest in Peace, Prince Rogers Nelson.