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Thread started 04/22/16 4:51am

CHIC0

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Where were you when the news broke?

I've no words....


Where were you when the news broke about his passing? Who told you or how did you find out?
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Reply #1 posted 04/22/16 4:55am

bluegangsta

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I was on my computer, photoshopping the covers of Rave Un2 and In2 together. Kinda ironic, I guess.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #2 posted 04/22/16 4:58am

darkroman

I was at work reading the Org and TMZ about a fatality at Paisly Park. At that point nothing else was known.

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I then cycled to a friends house which took me 15 minutes. When I got there the first thing he said to me was, "you really need to hear this, don't get upset but I have some news... Prince has died".

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I immediately said there had been no confirmation of the events at Paisley Park. He then showed me the BBC home page - I knew then it was true. It was 6:15pm Uk time.

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In just 15 minutes, the world knew what had happended and my life had changed forever.

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cry cry cry cry cry

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Reply #3 posted 04/22/16 5:01am

NorthC

At home. I first thought it was a hoax, but it turns out to be true. So unreal.
On a sidenote: I can't believe I'm actually posting here, the site was so difficult to reach!
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Reply #4 posted 04/22/16 5:05am

SPYZFAN1

I got back from the gym, took care of some business and went online...I stopped here and there was a small thread about the paramedics being at Paisley Park. I didn't think too much of it because there was nothing being reported so I signed off. About 1 hour later my mother called me and told me..(She did the same thing when MJ passed)..I was hoping it was a rumour but I turned on CNN. I tried getting back on the org but couldn't. Sad, angry and speechless was the best way to describe how I felt that moment.

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Reply #5 posted 04/22/16 5:09am

NowhereMan

I was talking to my Dad on the phone, he was wishing me a Happy Birthday.. I saw the announcement about 3 minutes after the news had broke out. I haven't cried for some reason (thought i've come close a few times) but i've just felt very numb the last 18 hours or so.

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Reply #6 posted 04/22/16 5:12am

Lammastide

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I was at the office meeting with my boss, when I receieved a BBCNews update on my iPhone. I quickly ended the conversation and scoured news sites on the nearest computer to confirm. From there, I remember jumping up with "Oh, my God!" and retreating to a private room, where I called my wife, who already knew and was crying. When I reappeared, many of my colleagues asked if I was OK. (I'm recognized as the office Prince fan.) I went home early, and many joked that they wouldn't expect me to show up for work today. I didn't.

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Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #7 posted 04/22/16 5:15am

kapo74

I was at home. Can't even remember the time, actually.

I was watching a movie on my PC and on the other screen, my Facebook feed was open. Suddenly the TMZ link appeared. I read it and just couldn't believe it. Then I turned on the news and hurried to Twitter.

After that... numbness and utter devestation. So unreal... Right now I'm watching the clips I shot at North Sea Jazz in 2011. My God...

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Reply #8 posted 04/22/16 5:24am

Baylana

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I was at home after work, waiting for a food delivery and talking to my Dad. I was getting distracted as one website I go on had a thread that said Prince was dead but I assumed it was a hoax as the BBC news had nothing.

But then Sky said it was true but accordng to TMZ. Shortly after, it was confirmed. I was so shocked.

I thought Prince would always be here. Sounds stupid now I type it, but that is how I felt. He was a constant presence in my life for so long.

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Reply #9 posted 04/22/16 5:31am

jodznsez

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I was in bed asleep. I was in the 2nd bedroom, or the "snoring room"

my wife came in at 5am (aussie time) she had been to the bathroom and checked her phone randomly, and said

"hey, jodz (my shortened name) - I don't want to alarm you, but prince has died"

i replied "no he hasn't"... checked my phone, and i couldnt breath and thought i was going to puke.

I'm so devastated words cannot describe....

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Reply #10 posted 04/22/16 5:31am

novabrkr

Outside on a walk.

I felt a stinging pain in my heart and had to stop for a while. I've had some cardiovascular problems lately, so it didn't come out of the blue in the sense. I checked out the newsfeed on my phone and saw the news items appearing. I walked back home with my heart beating rapidly and ended up having numb arms for the rest of the day because of it. The symptoms were of the kind that I've thought I've already gotten over, but iy was just too much for me.

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Reply #11 posted 04/22/16 5:34am

Spayne

For me it was 5.45pm and I saw the TMZ article mentioning a fatality.

I was having my dinner and then getting ready to go out for a run. Just before I left at 6.15pm it seemed to be confirmed by his publicist and it was on the BBC etc.

I felt stunned, my stomach was turning. I pulled myself together and just jumped in the car to where I was about to run.

The radio switched on and every station was playing Prince. On my drive and listening to the songs I just burst out crying.

Throughout my run I was just thinking about him and ignoring those I was running with. I was quietly singing songs to my self.

I was running in the rain.

The rest of the entire evening at home was just dominated with Twitter, Facebook and alike. Then bed. Today even now the radio is on in the office and it's mainly Prince playing.

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Reply #12 posted 04/22/16 5:39am

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I was at University and had just turned on my phone after a book presentation I had attended when a friend called me and asked me if it is really true. I asked her what it was she was talking about and she told me. Shortly after that another friend sent me a text message asking me if I already know and I called my mom that she doesn't have to call me because I do know and 2 friends to talk about what happened while I was texting back and forth with the friend who had told me. Later I got more calls and messages from friends how I am doing and if I already know. I decided to go to a restaurant with some people who also had been at the presentation (who all didn't care about Prince having died at all) because I didn't want to go home and be alone by myself yet.

With a very special thank you to Tina: Is hammer already absolute, how much some people verändern...ICH hope is never so I will be! And if, then I hope that I would then have wen in my environment who joins me in the A....
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Reply #13 posted 04/22/16 5:45am

ChimChimBadass

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I was on my sofa with my ipad and then my girlfriend asked me why i broke into tears.
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Reply #14 posted 04/22/16 5:49am

hw3004

In a pub on Byres Road, having a bite to eat and a beer before heading off to see Noel Gallagher. I phoned my wife to check if she had picked my son up from after school and the first thing she said to me was "Is it true?"...

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Reply #15 posted 04/22/16 5:55am

funksterr

Cleaning out my basement. I was going through a box of Prince collectibles I'd forgotten I had (because I have way to many of those) and considering if it was worth it to sell them on Ebay or throw them out, when FOX News did the whole 'breaking news' thing. I was surprised, but not shocked, given the recent speculation and blogs over the last few weeks saying that Prince was sick and would not live past this summer.

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Reply #16 posted 04/22/16 6:01am

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I was walking my dogs. I had three people message my phone to ask me if it was true. The first one I said no way, second one I hestitated and by the third my heart was breaking. A quick online check and I've never wanted to get home so quickly and get online to search for news it was an elaborate hoax. I genuinely thought it could be after his "I'm alive, save your prayers" appearance just a day or two before.

Devastated

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Reply #17 posted 04/22/16 6:07am

nursev

Yesterday was a truly strange day for me. When I was getting dressed in the am I couldnt decide between a blue top or a purple top...I picked purple eek Upon going to my mailbox I got a letter from a relative that I lost contact with when I was 7 years old....when I got in the house a friend called me and told me Prince was dead. What should've been an exciting day turned into one of the worst days ever. You know when MJ died I cried, but I didnt feel what his die hard fans felt. I was sad but not to their extent. Yesterday I felt what they felt. When I was young I listened to music, but Prince made me love music. He was music to me.

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Reply #18 posted 04/22/16 6:12am

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At home last night. Opened my mailbox and a friend had sent me a sympathy mail. Couldn't believe it at first then I checked Wikipedia and FB and I knew it was true. I spoke a bit with a fellow fan on FB, played One Nite Alone and went to bed quite depressed with a sleeping pill sad

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Reply #19 posted 04/22/16 6:14am

nursev

databank said:

At home last night. Opened my mailbox and a friend had sent me a sympathy mail. Couldn't believe it at first then I checked Wikipedia and FB and I knew it was true. I spoke a bit with a fellow fan on FB, played One Nite Alone and went to bed quite depressed with a sleeping pill sad

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Reply #20 posted 04/22/16 6:23am

funkomatic

A pupil of mine told me about it during a guitar lesson I gave. He stumbled something like: the man who wrote this purple song was found dead at his studio a few hours ago.
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Reply #21 posted 04/22/16 6:27am

dodger

I was picking my daughter up from school, standing in the playground checking Twitter on my phone. I was in a state of shock but had to keep it together for her. I had a sleepless night last night..

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Reply #22 posted 04/22/16 6:32am

1contessa

At home. My daughter was on her computer and told me that TMZ was reporting a fatality at Paisley Park, went there to read it, then came here to find out if anything was reported about it. Prayed it was not Prince! Now, broken-hearted.

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Reply #23 posted 04/22/16 6:33am

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I live in Australia (thank goodness I flew to Sydney to see him at the SOH) and my daughter came in to my room just after 6am and told me "prince is dead" & I said NO WAY - and she said yes, she read it on twitter. I immediately grabbed my Mac Book and searched the news and saw it was true, I instantly burst into tears and that was followed by a tummy upset. The shock was massive.

My work mate called me to see if I was OK and said I didnt have to go to work today, but I did, where else would I go? Sit here by myself all day? Was tough at work, but friends from here and my life in general were kind. I will never forget this day.

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #24 posted 04/22/16 6:39am

JackOat84

Eating at the Potbelly in Chanhassen. Then I headed straight over to Paisley. disbelief disbelief bawl broken

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Reply #25 posted 04/22/16 7:15am

1contessa

Yesterday, I had relatives and friends calling me, checking up on me because they knew how much I loved Prince. I'm sure that this happened to many that truly loved him. It's like they were calling about someone that I knew and loved personally.....I didn't know him personally, but my heart felt like I did, and that's how much I used to talk about him to others. I fell in love with Prince when he first came on the scene, and I heard his song on the radio, then when I bought his album and saw his photo, I feel in love with him even more. From then on, he was number 1. Sure, I listened to other singers, but Prince was my absolute favorite, the one that dominated my music collection, and still does. Thank you God for the gift of Prince that you gave us.

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Reply #26 posted 04/22/16 7:17am

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I had the day off from work. I was at a drive thru window for lunch when all of a sudden I got two texts only about 15 seconds apart. "Prince died, have you heard anything?" The other one was, "Prince died?" From 2 of my friends. I couldn't wait to pull away from the drive thru to temporarily pull over into the parking lot to look it up on my phone. I was praying it was a hoax, but something in my heart said it was true. I read... Fatality at Paisley Park, but no confirmation on who. But then in a few minutes it turned solidly true. My home blew up after that and needless to say, it took me about 3 hours to eat half of that meal I was in the drive thru for. Nervously taking small bites, but not tasting it, between texting, taking calls, and watching every news channel. It took me until until 2:30ish in the morning to tear my numb self away from the reruns of Anderson Cooper and Nancy Grace on their coverage and my phone to go to sleep. And I still don't think I really slept an ounce. It's so strange. It's like spending your every day hanging on what Prince was gonna do next and in a split second he goes from something active our lives to instantly being run on tv like an old movie star. It's so weird. It's overwhelmingly sad and happy at the same time as I see all the people in the world pouring their hearts about him right now.
"this is where the PURPLE PARTY PEOPLE be"
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Reply #27 posted 04/22/16 7:26am

remko

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At home, cooking for me and my kids.

Then my sister, (we share many happy memories attending Prince concerts) called.....

Dinner was a little bit later then expected.

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Reply #28 posted 04/22/16 7:26am

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I was out for dinner with my wife, my 4 year old son and my in laws. Saw the news on a TV there, and was stunned it. Went to the org for confirmation but it had crashed, so looked elsewhere and saw it was true. Then I received texts from about 8 different people. Still can't believe it.

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Reply #29 posted 04/22/16 7:33am

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Was out for a run after work...got back at 7pm. My wife opened the door and said "Have you spoken to anyone?", I said "No, left my phone here". Knew from the moment she spoke something was wrong. She said "Prince has died".

Thought I'd misheard her at first, but I could hear the news on in the background. Went and sat on the sofa. Was in actual shock for about five minutes. Then they played Purple Rain on the news and I lost it sad

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