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In Honor of Prince - a Superstar Artist

Prince, the superstar musician, entertainer and artist, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Paisley Park, his suburban estate about 20-miles outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 57. 

Born Prince Rogers Nelson, June 07, 1958, to a musician father and a singer mother, Prince captivated audiences across all races and music genres with his electrifying performances of popular songs including "Purple Rain", When Doves Cry", "Red Corvette" among many others. He won seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar for Best Original Music Score for Purple Rain in 1985, Golden Globe, ASCAP, BET and Brit awards for his works.

His sudden death last Thursday remains a mystery. Preliminary law enforcement reports indicate there were no signs of foul play surrounding the death and that Prince was alone at his estate before being found inside an elevator within the large residence by staff, who went to the house after Prince did not answer the telephone. The last person seeing him alive reportedly dropped Prince off at his estate about 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Before his untimely death, Press reports confirmed that about 1:17 a.m. on April 15, Prince's airplane, flying home to Minneapolis from Atlanta, Georgia, made a medical emergency landing at an airport in Moline, Illinois, where Prince was briefly hospitalized. Six days later he was dead. An autopsy has been performed and the scientific caused of the artist's death could take a number of weeks.

Prince's music of the 1980s and 1990s acted as pillars of celebration, solace and entertainment to many different people. The music will live on. Sadly, Prince has now joined a growing list of departed musicians who have passed away recently including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and  David Bowie among a long list. 

Travel well Prince. Thanks for the memories and the escapes you provided for many of us.

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