Earlier today after many unconfirmed reports, legendary musician Prince was confirmed dead at 57. A week ago it was announced that Prince had been admitted to a hospital, but no one could have guessed he would be gone days later.
I’m not of a generation that can truly appreciate Prince, but I understand and respect that the artist I love all stand on his shoulders.
There is no word on what the cause of death may have been, and being that Prince was notoriously private no one knows, yet. In March, it was announced that he will release a memoir in the fall of 2017.
Here are 5 quotes we will remember the icon by:
“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”
“A strong spirit transcends rules.”
“The gatekeepers must change.”
“Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.”
“Albums…remember those? Albums still matter. Like books and black lives albums still matter.”
See what celebrities had to say about Prince today on Instagram:
My heart is full. Prince was a legend – a pure artist and creative genius. He inspired me and so many others. He pushed us to think beyond reality. PRINCE THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE AND FOR ALL THE MOMENTS YOU HAVE GIVEN US. MY HEART IS BROKEN, BUT I WILL NOT MISS YOU BECAUSE YOU WILL BE FOREVER WITH US! LOVE YOU 💜 I thank GOD FOR ALL THE MOMENTS WE SHARED! LOVE FOREVER! #ripPRINCE
Rest in Power.