Prince Rogers Nelson – dead at 57

Sigh. One of my biggest regrets now is never having seen Prince perform live in concert.

It has been reported my multiple sources, including AP and his publicist, that Prince has died at the age of 57 in his home at Paisley Park just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m actually sad. Really sad. I grew up with his hit albums “1999” and “Purple Rain.” His lyrics and songwriting were second to none. His ability to fuse dance, rock and funk were legendary. I remember my parents letting me listen to “When Doves Cry” play over and over again on the car radio when I was a child. I’ve sang “Purple Rain” multiple times at Karaoke. His movie, Purple Rain, was a very important movie for me growing up.

“Purple Rain” was one of the best albums of all time. Rolling Stone ranks it as one of the best of all time.

Prince will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Go here to watch the first time Prince ever played “Purple Rain” Live: https://www.facebook.com/FarrelltronGraphics/videos/1036358926388042/