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Reply #90 posted 04/22/16 8:52pm

electricberet

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I had just gotten back from teaching a class and saw some texts on my phone from my brother in LA. He quoted the TMZ article saying that there had been a death at Paisley Park and that it was suspected to be Prince. Like others, I assumed it was a rumor, but then I went online and saw that it had been confirmed. My first thought was that my children will never get to see him live in concert. I had been hoping that Dallas would be coming up soon on the tour. Then the full weight of it hit me and I'm still trying to process it.

The one nice thing is that a few friends emailed me to ask if I was all right. It was nice to know that people understood how important Prince is to me.
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Reply #91 posted 04/22/16 8:54pm

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I was having lunch at a restaurant. My boyfriend got up and went to the bathroom and I got a tmz message on my phone I went into hysterics the waitress thought something was wrong with the food. My boyfriend came back I couldn't talk and all I know I ended up in a park trying to comprehend what happen. My phone was going crazy with texts calls inboxed DM I just had to tune it all out. I can't only talk to my best friends or die hard fans I'm still in disbelief
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Reply #92 posted 04/22/16 8:55pm

funkycat00

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I was rewatching the latest episode of Empire cause my brother missed it last night. During the commercials I was checking out Facebook, and I came across about the news on the Housequake group. At first I thought it was a hoax. It wasn't until my brother turned off the ondemand channel, and it was on the news. It took a couple seconds for it to settle in. Afterwards I wouldn't stop crying the entire day sad
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Reply #93 posted 04/22/16 10:25pm

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Love all of these posts btw. It's good to read what others who felt touched by this man and his music have felt.
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Reply #94 posted 04/22/16 11:36pm

mltijchr

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I had just been in Englewood CO for a job interview (which I believe went well)

& I was on the light rail train going back home.

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the NY Post is 1 daily I like to read.. & I somehow managed to set myself up to receive their news updates.. so at about 10.45 am (MOUNTAIN time) in CO my phone popped up with 4 words from the NY Post:

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"Prince dead at 57"

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you know it was like getting sucker-punched.

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I read it, I understood it.. but it took about 45 minutes before it actually sank in.

I believed it right away. I know some people see the NY Post as a "tabloid" publication but they wouldn't put something like this out unless it were true..

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still on the way home, I called my Mother & told her. normally I know not to call her at this time of day because she loves her soap operas. I told her & she dropped the phone. I caught her saying (to me it sounded like) "WHAT???"

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I then contacted an old friend of mine. he used to have (he set up) the comprehensive website of Prince lyrics. he hadn't heard it yet & he wasn't sure if the story was real or not.

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then, my smartphone blew up.

now.. (like I will soon say on facebook).. I am

NOT

comparing the passing of Prince (the event itself)

with the horrendous events of September 11..

but that day was the last time my phone got so many sudden texts & phone calls.

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to most people I know, I was the "die-hard Prince fan" to them..

so they all called &/or texted me to see how I was doing.

I'm glad I got the news myself before anyy of them told me.

I am certain my reaction would have been stronger (or worse) had anyone else

contacted me & told me this unbelievable news.

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I am 1 of those "recovering" Prince fans who stopped listening/paying attention to Prince & his music ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO..

but the news of him thursday morning was, to me, like a sucker punch to the face, abdomen

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groin - all at the same time.

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so I managed to keep my composure until I got home.

I then turned on CNN.. & then it started to sink in.

they played bits of OLD Prince songs that I hadn't heard in YEARS..

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&.. THEN I lost it.

I'll see you tonight..
in ALL MY DREAMS..
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Reply #95 posted 04/22/16 11:49pm

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I was at home (in the UK) and me and my husband had just stood up from the sofa to go and get take out. I picked up the remote to turn off the 6 o'clock news - I think it must have been around 6.15 the newsreader said he had breaking news, that the singer Prince had been found dead. I think I started saying, "No, not Prince," and burst into tears.

There's something so odd about finding out about this on the BBC, so old-school. I hardly ever watch the 6 p.m. news, it's normally the 10. But, in a way it was a comfort to be told by a news anchor who's very familiar, in my own home, and not on Twitter or from a co-worker. Does that sound mad?
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Reply #96 posted 04/23/16 12:19am

eelco

came back home from work on moped when at the same time my dad called and my girfriend opened the door saying he had died

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Reply #97 posted 04/23/16 12:29am

funkystuff

at my pc, checking the org.

Suddenly the first messages came in.

Didn't believe it for about half an hour and then more and more details were coming.

Can't continue writing. The tears keep coming back.

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Reply #98 posted 04/23/16 2:02am

crazeh

I was quite calm. I've just been quite calm about everything lately. I was thinking "That's crazy, but that's life", and then put on some Prince tunes. Thanks for the music, Prince.

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Reply #99 posted 04/23/16 2:05am

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I literally woke up early that afternoon around 12pm -1pm and opened my Facebook and it was literally the first thing I seen on my timeline. My heart dropped. Like I literally woke up to the news of Prince's death.
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Reply #100 posted 04/23/16 2:10am

databank

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All your stories make me wanna cry every time I read one sad

And at the same time it helps coping with the loss.

Strange but true.

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Reply #101 posted 04/23/16 2:27am

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I was sat watching the 6.30pm news on TV and my wifes deaf father called as usual, nightly on the dot. The ritual is we mute the TV so he can hear properly.

Yeah so, i looked up as Prince's image flicked up on the screen as they were doing the overview of the news to come. My heart immediately sunk, I know how they format the news. My wife looked at me, and hung up the phone. I wound the Tivo back, put the sound back on and wailed... sad

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Reply #102 posted 04/23/16 2:30am

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In a staff lounge full of people on my lunch hour. I read from some random local news affiliate that "a death had taken place at Paisley Park," & panic quickly set in as the story evolved. As I felt the tears well up, I hid in a bathroom stall for the remainder of my break.

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Reply #103 posted 04/23/16 2:32am

colouritin

I was in my house, chatting to my cousin. She asked what was up with my phone, because it was going off at every second, calls..messages.

I panicked thinking "why is everyone calling at once?!"

I was not expecting that news.

I recently found out my father is gravely ill, so hearing Prince had passed knocked me so far west i didn't know what to do. Except put his albums on as loud as my stereo would go.

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Reply #104 posted 04/23/16 2:33am

funk4finns

I came home from gym around 21. I hadn't even watched any news earlier thought it had happened already. Went online and saw a small thread of tabloid "Pop Icon..." and my heart just stopped cuz I didn't wan't to read the next line cuz I thought "not again someone big name done something or died". And I scrolled the next line up and it said "...Prince dead". My heart just skipped few beats and I was gasping for air. Totally shocked at that moment. Then I read the news and couldn't stop hearing that guitar solo of The love we make from Bergen show in my head. And I couldn't stop listening that in the rest of the evening and crying.

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Reply #105 posted 04/23/16 2:46am

Protege

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i was asleep after working a very long night shift. i woke up at 5 pm to two texts from my sister; the first said the news was saying he had passed. the second said his publicist had confirmed. my first thought was it must be a dream; the second thought was 'what an awful joke.'

i haven't been here in years but i had to see how others are coping. i feel like i'll never be the same.


HE'S COMING AGAIN
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Reply #106 posted 04/23/16 3:16am

perfume

I was at work, skoolteeching...One of my coworkers, and fellow purple hippies ran down to my classroom, and told my assistant that she needed to speak with me. In fact, she said, 'Cat has some sad news too share with you." I thought that it was about one of our coworkers who is experiencing a health challenge -- never dreamed that she was going to tell me that the man was gone. We both stood there numb, she was shaking. I hugged her, and told her to keep me updated. I was grateful to be with my class, which granted me the ability to suspend reality in the presence of tiny little people who love me.

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Reply #107 posted 04/23/16 3:22am

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I was at home without the tv on and I got WhatsApp, Facebook messages and a telephone call simultaneously. I didn't know what was going on. I thought people had found out about the previous Friday vist to hospital and were mistaken. sad

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Reply #108 posted 04/23/16 3:42am

themend

Unloading shopping from my car when my older brother called me (he never calls..)"Is Prince dead?" "No, I don't think so, why?". Apparently my little bro had sent him a text, but he couldn't call him back so he called me instead. I quickly ended the call and checked the news on my phone, it was 27 minutes old. From then on my phone didn't stop, texts, calls. I even got a call from the singer from a band I was in over 20 years ago, I was the first person he thought of when he heard. People were looking at me strange at work yesterday, like they didn't know what to say to me. I didn't cry, until today, listening to 6music Huey Morgan's show. sad
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Reply #109 posted 04/23/16 4:53am

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I had just landed in New York, turned my phone on, and read a text from my friend that he "might" be dead. I then read articles confirming his death and began sobbing on the plane.
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Reply #110 posted 04/23/16 4:55am

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I had woken up early and started to see some posts on FB. Then I saw the final confirmation that it was true. The toughest part was telling my elderly mother who loves Prince too and went to some concerts with me throughout the years. I never wanted to have to tell her that news.

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Reply #111 posted 04/23/16 5:04am

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I was in bed. My wife had woken up at 3:30 am local time and the news had just broken within the past half hour. She held onto the news for over an hour, and would have longer had I not woken up. She told me to go back to sleep as I had to catch a long plane ride the next day (22 hours in total), but I insisted on her telling me, and that was that. sad

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Reply #112 posted 04/23/16 6:42am

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b3xy said:

I was walking to catch a bus and was already upset as I had just been told my dog had been put to sleep when I got a message from a friend saying she was so sorry and sending me a hug. It took me a couple of minutes to realise the message wasnt about my dog as I hadnt told anyone. I went on fb to work out what she was talking about and it was everywhere. I then had to sit on a bus for an hour by myself trying not to cry too much - I failed massively at this sad

so sorry about ur dog i am a big animal lover and know the pain when u lose one doubled by this how r u holding up?

sending lots of love and prayers ur way b3xy! pray

As long as we keep our luv strong we'll never shed no tears
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Reply #113 posted 04/23/16 6:42am

dJJ

At home alone, sitting on my couch. I don't remember what I was doing.

I got an app from a friend" Prince is dead"

I replied that wasn't true and I remembered the thread about him being ill and how I posted that I still need him.

I turned on the tv and my laptop and found out it was true.


Hysterically crying and felt sooo alone.

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Reply #114 posted 04/23/16 6:52am

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Was at work napping in my car on my lunchbreak. My wife sent me a text and a screenshot from CNN with a question mark. I ignored it for a minute. Soon after, my mom texted me asking if its true. I was now wide awake. I couldn't access "prince.org". I took that as confirmation. I told my mom "apparently yes" and ignored my phone for a few hours. I would catch myself in quiet moments just scrolling my mouse up and down, not wanting to visit any news sites on my computer. It didn't hit until I got back home to my wife.

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Reply #115 posted 04/23/16 7:01am

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I was on my own in a hotel in London, where I'd been on business for a couple of days. It's the city where I first saw Prince, back in 1988, and which I'd visited so many times to go to concerts over the years though it's hundreds of miles from home. The news was devastating, really like the death of a close family member. Navigating the tube and being in places so familiar from better days was heart breaking. I'm so glad I'm now home, though I remain devastated.
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Reply #116 posted 04/23/16 7:01am

SymboloFunk

I was just on a forum and saw a topic reporting his death. Thought and hoped it was a hoax.

Rest in peace, Prince. sad

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Reply #117 posted 04/23/16 7:24am

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I had just returned home from my morning run in which I was listening to the Parade Demos. For some strange reason, I kept replaying "sometimes it snows in April" and was depressed a bit. Had no idea why. Returned home and about and hour later found out a death was reported at paisley and felt my heart racing. Such a crazy coincidence.
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Reply #118 posted 04/23/16 7:45am

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Wow, I haven't posted here in 3 years.

I was about to join some friends at my grad school's campus for an event. Hopped on twitter for another reason and saw the TMZ headline.

I froze. Called my dad, he said he only just saw it. Didn't know if it was a rumor.

I ended up waiting on twitter for another 10-15 minutes untilother news outlets started posting.

I cried bawling for a half hour, it took an hour to get out of my apartment calm and not looking crazy.

Friend calls me like "where were you?"

Man....still processing.

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Reply #119 posted 04/23/16 7:52am

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I was having lunch with my old boss talking about my new job. My phone began to buzz over and over again. I ignored it for a while. I finally decided to look and see what was going on. So many of my friends had been texting me. The rest of the day is a blur. More friends contacting me. Felt like I couldn't talk to anyone. First cried on the train ride home from work.

My hubby got home with a bottle of Makers Mark and said 'Do what you need to do'. Still in shock.
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