Prince became one of the most influential artists with almost 40 years of making diverse and eclectic music. His talent, passion, and creativity in his craft makes him a rock icon. However, the multi-talented musician shocked the world with this sudden death.
According to CNN, Prince was pronounced dead 10:07 a.m. However, his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, did not disclose any information about the cause of death.
“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning,” she said.
After the sad news, fans of the legendary musician flock to Paisley Park to mourn, give tribute and pay respects to the late Prince. The White House also released a statement following the sudden passing.
“As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader and an electrifying performer,” US President Barack Obama stated. “‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative.”
More than that, Kaleena Zanders cried as she went to Amoeba Music Store in LA to purchase some Prince memorabilia. “Prince means the future because he’s changed music, everyone in music, he’s influenced every person, and I believe that he represents our future, and it kind of died with him in a way.”
While fans are waiting for more updates regarding the untimely incident, different websites had already paid their tribute to the musician by listing some of his best singles. And for those who would like to know Prince’s greatest hits can take a look below at the list of his 15 greatest hits that can live forever, courtesy of The Guardian.
1. Controversy (1981)
2. Pop Life (1985)
3. Purple Rain (1984)
4. Sometimes It Snows in April (1986)
5. Kiss (1986)
6. Sign O’ The Times (1987)
7. Cream (1991)
8. If I Was Your Girlfriend (1987)
9. Erotic City (1984)
10. Dirty Mind
11. Do Me Baby
12. I Wanna Be Your Lover
13. Let’s Work
14. Jack U Off