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Reply #60 posted 04/22/16 12:18pm

sulls

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I was at work, lunching at my desk as usual. Decided to hit up TMZ to find out about Chyna and the 'fatality at PP' was the headline. I was certain it wasn't him...it couldn't be him... cry

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Reply #61 posted 04/22/16 12:22pm

toshi

My gf called me and broke the news. Within minutes all my friends and relatives called and messaged me, then I knew he's really gone.

Strange, but for some reason he still feels very much present, like he's still around and never left.

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Reply #62 posted 04/22/16 12:25pm

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I was in class and I noticed my friend had text me "sorry for your lost" I was using the schools wifi and it blocks the use to properly use messenger. My VPN was not working so I tried downloading another one for a completely different reason. Then while I was doing all this, the girl beside me told me "Dang, did you know that Prince died." My stomach dropped.. Then I was like "I knew this would happen, and honestly I kinda felt it coming. Everytime I came on the org I saw the emergency landing and my stomach dropped because I thought it was reporting the news. Then I said screw it I'm using my data. So I turned the wifi off, typed in Prince in google and bam i saw it. Then I saw my friends messages. And it was too much, everyone came up to me and gave me a hug. Then I found out the weight room was closed today. Maybe a blessing because I didn't want to hold in crying anymore. This was the worst day for me and the second most important loss of a person in my life.
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Reply #63 posted 04/22/16 12:26pm

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At the same place as when I found out that Michael had died. At home on the computer checking out a forum. This time it was a Guns N'Roses Forum, I wanted to check on their most recent concert, when I read on the forum overview a post from the mourning thread of someone saying that none of the recent deaths had hit him as hard as this one. When I clicked the thread to see who he was talking about and read the earlier post saying "RIP Price" I kinda felt like in the wrong movie and somehow it alll felt so dejavu. Also a thursday evening, where you were looking forward to the weekend and not expecting such devastating news.
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Reply #64 posted 04/22/16 12:28pm

BlackandRising

I was in SF, on Mission in front of Bloomingdales heading to the Moscone Center. Just about to cross the street. Wife calls, I answer, she says "did you hear the news?" Brief silence. "Prince died". I just stood there, couldn't move. Told her I'd call back. Frantically looked for news on phone, but saw conflicting headlines, so was hoping it was a mistake. Made it to the conference center and read that it was confirmed. I immediately thought about how I went to bed and all was ok with the world, and now, Prince is gone. Forever and permanantly, at least for us. All I kept think was this is now a world without Prince. The hardest thing all day was networking and smiling and the inevitiable bullshit small talk, when all I wanted to do was put on headphones, listen, and cry to release the building pressure I was feeling. It felt irrational to feel that way, but damn, it was strong. Took BART home, made it to the car, drove away, and played "Black Muse", as it always put me in high spirits. I immediately started crying and had to just pull over. Even seeing all of the news today, it still feels like it's not real and tomorrow we'll find that he's still here somehow. But then I look at the TV to Prince's picture, and the dates June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016, and realize that it's all too real.

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Reply #65 posted 04/22/16 12:30pm

micv

Going through security at the airport. Pulled my phone out to scan my boarding pass and the text from my brother came through in that instant. Was so dazed I couldn't focus enough to even find my boarding gate.
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Reply #66 posted 04/22/16 12:32pm

wishuhvn

Notice the similarities between so many of our stories. Men/woman, so many of us broke down and cried as time froze. I was in a meeting with my corporate office and as someone was setting up their powerpoint presentation a brief flash showed that Prince had passed at age 57. I yelled "stop" and I was just look at oddly. My phone instantly started vibrating as text after text came through to see how I was doing. I had to hold it together for another 90 minutes. Walked out of the building to the office next door where my younger sister was and just broke down. And only this week I was telling my wife how 14 years ago I was at three ONA shows in LA and Prince mentioned that Maceo couldn't make it that night because he was snowed in somewhere and I said, "well sometimes it does snow in April." Prince laughed and Trevor (security guard did to). This was all during the intimate soundcheck. That was the week that I met our famous Prince.Org creator, Ben. That was an amazing year of 15 concerts at least. I weep openly and couldn't hide the loss if I tried.

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Reply #67 posted 04/22/16 1:37pm

PATTYCAKES

Just waking up in my purple nightie, what else?

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Reply #68 posted 04/22/16 1:41pm

PATTYCAKES

Just waking up in my purple nightie, what else?

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Reply #69 posted 04/22/16 1:49pm

ambercat123

I was at work when I saw the news about a death at Paisley Park. Cold chills went through my entire body, but kept telling myself, no it can't be, it just can't be Prince.

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Went to lunch and was sitting in my car. I had just opened TMZ on my phone and it said it was Prince and my phone rang. The first words my husband said to me were "I'm so sorry hun" and I knew it was true. I started sobbing and shaking.

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I somehow managed to "fake it" at work for the rest of the afternoon. I worked but I have no recollection of what I did, if it was right and I really don't care. I took a vacation day today, there was no way I could be there all day. All I could think was "hold it together till you get home". I got a few streets away from home and just couldn't hold it anymore. Pulled into the drive sobbing and my wonderful husband was waiting with a hug. Made me cry all the harder but I love him for understanding. He's a fan but not on the org level.

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One of the worst days of my life.

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Reply #70 posted 04/22/16 1:53pm

lollyp0p

We had a text.... During dinner. Couldn't eat after.
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Reply #71 posted 04/22/16 2:02pm

ihatephish

I was on the golf course when I got the text. I teed off, but couldn't continue after that. Checked my phone and I was done for the day. Went to the liquor store and then home to listen to his albums and wait for the wife and kid to get home.

I think it's hitting me more now than yesterday somehow. I'm both very angry and sad. I can't believe he's gone. I won't believe he's gone.
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Reply #72 posted 04/22/16 3:05pm

PurplePerson

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I found out as I was leaving my therapists visit. Ironic.

"Badder than a wicked witch-a"
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Reply #73 posted 04/22/16 3:16pm

itsnotallover

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I was at home, my Wife texted me saying that "Absolute 80's" where playing an Hour long show dedicated toPrince (Absolute 80's is a UK DAB Radio station). I texted back saying oh cool!! I willput radio on, 5 minutes later she texted me back saying "Oh F**K Prince is dead"

I laughed, thought she was winding me up, so Bing'd it and...............sad

Life is short, don't be a dick.

R.I.P Prince - Thank you for your Music, Your Talent and for helping me find out who I was and am.
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Reply #74 posted 04/22/16 3:35pm

agause1

I had just finished some singing I do on Thursdays and got to my car and checked my phone. Had a text from lady that said, "Did Prince really die???" Also had a text from another friend. After checking the news, I sent a text to a friend of mine who I know loves Prince as much as I do that said, "Man please do not tell me what I'm hearing about Prince is true" and he confirmed it for me.

I sat in my car for 25 minutes just staring off into space before finally crying while driving home.

Throughout the day, I received constant text messages from friends and acquaintances checking on me or thanking me for helping them learn about some of his music. It's really been like a close family member has passed sad

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Reply #75 posted 04/22/16 3:39pm

DiscoBallz

I woke up maybe 5 minutes before TMZ posted it. About 5 minutes after that, a friend showed me the news. Spent the next 20 minutes freaking out and scouring the net for more info. Utter disbelief and jarring.

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Reply #76 posted 04/22/16 3:41pm

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at work, on my morning break at 10:30. walked out, turned on my cellphone and it blew up.

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my cousin texted me: "prince is dead"

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i sent back a smiley face, called him a numpty and told him that no, prince had been hospitalized, but was fine, folks had seen him around and such.

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did not occur to me for one single second he could be right.

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but his wife texted me the link confirming rumors of his death and i ran to my car and sat there for a while, reading the article and hoping there had been a mistake

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Reply #77 posted 04/22/16 3:57pm

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I was getting in my car to go to lunch, had the Current on like usual. The radio came on just as the announcer was saying something about Paisley Park, for a second I thought it meant I missed a show or something but her tone wasn't right, and then she mentioned the police cars and how an unconfirmed person had died. Held our hope it wasn't our dude but I had that sinking feeling. Got a text from a friend a few minutes later asking "hear about Prince?" and it kinda confirmed it. Went home, put on The Grand Progession and cried til I was probably dehydrated.
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Reply #78 posted 04/22/16 4:02pm

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I was up in the mountains in Idyllwild, CA with sproradic phone service. (5000 ft ele) When I drove back down to Mountain Center (hot spot) I saw a message from my niece..."Prince died???" I thought it was a joke. Then I saw someone from South Carolina that I'd known for over 30 years post to my page on Facebook..."Are you ok?" And another friend posted to my timeline. I felt like someone punched me in the chest. cry bheart bheart

"Let love be your perfect weapon..." ~~Andy Biersack
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Reply #79 posted 04/22/16 4:15pm

peppeken

Just had listened to " God" and " power fantastic" for the first time in ages...
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Reply #80 posted 04/22/16 4:30pm

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I was smoking weed all afternoon with my friends, in my car, bumping to some of the cuts from Dirty Mind, as well as some stuff from Rick James' Street Songs.

So, I go back home, so chill, so happy.

I connect to WIFI through my phone, and I get this notification by Yahoo! News that says: 'Legendary recording artist Prince dies at 57'

Well, the thing is, I wasn't surprised Prince was dead, I was surprised that he was, after all, the kind of person who dies and Yahoo News writes about it; Yes, a normal person, whom I always taken as unusual human being for all he has done for music with a profile as mysterious as the one he'd kept.

So, 'Prince dead at 57', 'Legendary icon Prince found dead at 57 in Paisley Park' ...etc, I see pictures of Prince side to side to David Bowie's picture with a caption that says '2016 the worst year ever', I see his picture along with MJ's, with Winehouse's... HE IS THE KIND OF PERSON WHO SURRENDERS TO MORTALITY, believe me guys, Prince being dead IS a thought I've never thought in my whole life.

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Reply #81 posted 04/22/16 4:45pm

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I was at work and my Mom sent me a text asking me if I had heard. I said, "No!" and went online and saw the news. Just complete shock. Even now it's like, "Huh?" It doesn't feel real.

The ultimate THREAD-KILLER. You won't see me coming. No thread is safe.
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Reply #82 posted 04/22/16 5:01pm

Scorp

no way the flu was the cause of his death, thats' for the birds

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Reply #83 posted 04/22/16 5:04pm

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I just woke up after a night of sleeplessness and feeling down for no apparent reason. Then I saw on the internet that Prince was dead. I thought it was some kind of cruel joke... sad

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #84 posted 04/22/16 5:14pm

theartistirl

It was a strange day. That morning I left for work in my car listening to art official age. I had to change my iPod cable to a purple one I had picked up in lidl cos the old one wasn't working. I'm in France so I guess it was still night in us. I had decide to wear my purple suit jacket also.

I was on a conference call (a horrible weekly one on a project that sucks) that over runs until 1930. For some reason I was not feeling the call. Then as it's over I see I have a bunch of viber, texts and FB messages from all sorts of people. I didn't like this, as it was a bad sign. When I saw who sent them I knew it was prince cos they were from such a varied bunch of contacts. The one that confirmed was from a great friend who moved to the states. He said, you must be devestated, I assume you've heard. This could only mean that news you never expected to hear. It is stupid,but I resent that conference call for not allowing me to find out in my own way. Final strange thing, is the 12" scandalous sex suite vinyl I bought arrived that morning.

I posted the lyrics of way back home on my Facebook and also on my musicology group (yes I know it's predictable) on our office yammer social network. I hadn't posted anything in 2 years.

I was so glad I was on my own in the office. I would have been too upset to talk to anyone. I needed 30 minutes before I could go home. I texted my wife, but couldn't take her call. Just thinking is there anyway this could not be true, knowing it doesn't work that. My 6year old announced when I came home and said she was sad too. This morning in the car she told me it's ok you can listen to his friend James brown who is still there. I didn't have the heart to say he was dead too. She was just trying to cheer me up in the wonderful innocent way of kids. Boy prince will be missed. Thank you for all the joy.
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Reply #85 posted 04/22/16 5:24pm

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I was working on the computer and had the excruciating experience of refreshing the google news and twitter over and over again, because at first it was just that someone had died at Paisley Park... and I hoped, I hoped so much that it was someone else, someone else. I felt solid dread growing and growing and a sense of dnail, becuase only TMZ was reporting that it was Prince for about 5-10minutes there.

But then a refresh brought updates from all the news outlets.

It's hard for me to really talk about what all this means and how it affects me, because it's a slow and deep reaction, a slow shock and realization and understanding.

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Reply #86 posted 04/22/16 5:35pm

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Shawy89 said:

I was smoking weed all afternoon with my friends, in my car, bumping to some of the cuts from Dirty Mind, as well as some stuff from Rick James' Street Songs.

So, I go back home, so chill, so happy.

I connect to WIFI through my phone, and I get this notification by Yahoo! News that says: 'Legendary recording artist Prince dies at 57'

Well, the thing is, I wasn't surprised Prince was dead, I was surprised that he was, after all, the kind of person who dies and Yahoo News writes about it; Yes, a normal person, whom I always taken as unusual human being for all he has done for music with a profile as mysterious as the one he'd kept.

So, 'Prince dead at 57', 'Legendary icon Prince found dead at 57 in Paisley Park' ...etc, I see pictures of Prince side to side to David Bowie's picture with a caption that says '2016 the worst year ever', I see his picture along with MJ's, with Winehouse's... HE IS THE KIND OF PERSON WHO SURRENDERS TO MORTALITY, believe me guys, Prince being dead IS a thought I've never thought in my whole life.

exactly sad never in a million years did i picture this day, or if so only in an it's impossible, could never happen kind of way. glanced at then shrugged away from the notion that he could even be mortal

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Reply #87 posted 04/22/16 5:40pm

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I was Empire State Studio in Amityville NY getting a new tattoo, I was shocked I couldn't finish tattoo going back next month 😢
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Reply #88 posted 04/22/16 8:43pm

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I was getting ready to go to class and I decided to hop on the internet. The first site I went to was Buzzfeed lol and there it was in a big, red banner, that Prince had died. I instantly broke down.

"I never wanted to be your weekend lover..."
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Reply #89 posted 04/22/16 8:51pm

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I was watching ESPN First Take when it came on the bottom of the TV screen. It didn't really surprise me but I didn't expect it to be so sudden.
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