Prince was an undisputed icon of the last 40 years. Charasmatic, colourful and prolific. Few posses the array of skills Prince could call on, whether it be in the studio or on stage. With the ability to wield a guitar like few others, coupled with an unmistakable vocal range, Prince truly earned the right to be seen as an enigmatic symbol.
As one of the most pivotal recording artist of a generation, Prince’s music has gone on to influence a new wave of artists, opening doors to new sounds while redefining image in pop music along the way. Here is some of the reaction from around the world to Prince’s untimely passing.
"I am so saddened to hear of Prince's passing. Prince was a revolutionary artist, a wonderful musician and composer. Prince was an original lyricist and a startling guitar player. His talent was limitless. Prince was one of the most unique and exciting artists of the last 30 years."
"Too many heroes gone, Prince, Bowie, Lemmy, Phife dawg, but thank the Lord sweet baby Jesus the music lives on...they left us their legacies."
"Rest in peace, my dear friend Prince. I and many others were so lucky to have known you. May your remarkable legacy live on forever."
Lianne La Havvas
One of the greatest moments of my life, in a life of many great moments, Chic playing Lets Dance with Prince.
"'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said—and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative."
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