Prince Gone at 57

Prince Rogers Nelson,  June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

Prince Rogers Nelson,  June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

The legendary Prince lived in another plane of existence and will no longer be visiting us mere mortals here again. According to his publicist, Prince died in his home in Chanhassen, MN Thursday afternoon. No cause of death has yet been reported, but his death follows an emergency plane landing last week and "flu like symptoms."

Prince was one of the few that influenced the influencers and in the same year we lost David Bowie, Phife Dawg, Glenn Frey, and Merle Haggard, the loss of Prince is unfathomable. One of Prince's favorite bands was Grupo Fantasma. It was rumored he flew down a few times just to check them out at clubs in Austin. He eventually had Grupo Fantasma as his backing band including at a performance at the ALMA Awards in 2007. The importance and reach of his music and talents will be written about for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends.

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