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Reply #150 posted 04/28/16 10:36am

Astasheiks

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CHIC0 said:

I've no words.... Where were you when the news broke about his passing? Who told you or how did you find out?

At Home, Got a text from Brother-in-Law. Immediately turn on CNN and it was blowin up, all over CNN!

Where were you?

What's So Weird I saw Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Crossroads video The Day Before!!! eek sad

I wasn't looking for it either, it just came up first while I was looking for their 1st of Tha Month video. hmm

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Reply #151 posted 05/01/16 4:22pm

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I had been (and still am) very ill and high on some heavy duty painkillers, so it's been hard for me to get out of bed. I grabbed my phone and checked my email and saw that I had gotten a response for an annotated bibliography I had to compile and analyze, and the last two artifacts were of The Beautiful One. I had written it on pills so it wasn't that great, but I was still proud of myself for writing it at all.

Anyway, the pills were and are strong, so I was very sleepy. But because of the fact that I needed to tough it out and get things done despite it all, my mom would text me things to get me up in days past. So that morning I had gotten a text from her that said "They're saying Prince died turn on the TV" and I was like "Mom, that's not funny." But then... disbelief disbelief

I started howling and weeping everywhere. All over the place. Screaming even. I'm not being hyperbolic. I was crying so hard.

I just turned on my playlist of my favorite songs of his and put it on shuffle. I would calm down for a little bit, but then a really, really special one would come up and there I'd go. "Sweet Baby" was what really killed me. It still does when it comes up now.

I got the 49 hour playlist down to 24 to do an all-day tribute show to him at my college's radio station the following monday, but I was and still am too ill to go on that long. So I just did it for 10 1/2 hours. It physically wore me out but I have no regrets, even though hardly anyone listened to it. I cried so much throughout it.

This hasn't really stopped at all. I still cry really hard each night in bed. He meant the world to me for so long.

I'm never gonna get over it.

We live in a world overrun by tourists
Tourists, eighty-nine flowers on their back
Inventors of the accu-jack
They look at life through a pocket camera, what?
No flash again?
They're all a bunch of double drags who teach their kids that love is bad
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Reply #152 posted 05/01/16 4:42pm

beautifulone7

In Panama City Florida attending the Seabreeze Jazz Festival with two acquaintances who i found out are not fans in the least. We were killing time waiting for the room to be ready in the mall, and girlfriend #1 was playing on her phone and announced that TMZ had posted that there was a fatality at Prince's Paisley Park Estate. I started freaking out like "oh shit, it's Prince they just haven't got the oK from the publicist to say anything omg omg". She then looked at her phone and said "wait its not at Paisley Park, it's in his recording studio. Is that at Paisley Park?"

It all went downhill from there.....

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Reply #153 posted 05/01/16 4:51pm

prittypriss

I was at work training new case managers, giving them their 90 day test. I had started that training session by playing the live "Black sweat" that Prince had released from the Atlanta show, so they'd have a small idea of what I had witnessed 7 days earlier. I also let them listen to "When Will We B Paid", before starting the test. A couple of them got up and danced while I had it playing. About an hour or so later, one of the state workers came in and put her hand on my shoulder, while handing me her phone. I was extremely confused, because they usually don't interrupt my classes (especially on testing day). I looked at her phone, saw the headline, and said, "No. No. No." I pulled out my phone and checked FB, twitter, and one of the news pages, and threw my phone on the table and said, "I refuse to believe it until the man tells me it himself." I got up and walked out of the room, went into a small room to be by myself and got myself together. I had to let the case managers finish the test, grade it, talk with them afterwards, before I could go home and really look into the news. It's an hour drive home and I listened to Prince all the way. About half-way home, I began to bang my fist against the steering wheel, crying, and thinking that it's not true. It's just not true. When I got home, I watched all the news reports and called out from the 2nd job. I cried so long and so hard that night, that my eyes were almost swollen shut the next day. I'll never forget who told me, her compassion when she handed me the phone (the concern for me on her face), how she rubbed my shoulders while I read the news headline. Everyone there knew what Prince meant to me, how excited I had been to just see him perform. I had state workers from around the state emailing me to check on me, people calling me throughout that day and the next just to check on me, and offering their condolences. I guess, more people knew I was a Prince fan than I realized.

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Reply #154 posted 05/01/16 5:25pm

Peaches

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My husband messaged me at work on our intranet. We both work for the same organization. He said, "your bff died today". I replied "huh?" then he told me it was Prince. I didn't completely believe it. I thought, whatever source he got it from is wrong. So I went on the net to check for myself and I saw all the articles about his death. I was in denial. It didn't hit me right away. Once I started listening to his music...that's what did it for me. I realized then, he's no longer with us.

I feel blessed to have met him and seen him in concert. He will always be a true legend. I'm grateful for Prince.org and all the love and support that emanate from all of you during this difficult time. Thank you for pouring out your heart and soul. It helps to know I am not alone.

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Reply #155 posted 05/01/16 6:01pm

train23

came out of work my best friend had texted R.I.P.. to the baddeest ever Prince is dead
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Reply #156 posted 05/01/16 6:13pm

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I was at home, had just picked up my phone and saw a Tweet about Chyna passing, which was a shock. I decided to come over to my laptop to further investigate this sad news, hopped on twitter and read something that said "Prince dead at 57".... I paused for a few moments. I dodn't believe what I had just read, thought I read something incorrectly. I went to CNN.com and across the header it read the same cryptic message.....the man I consider my musical Godfather and hero....gone at 57.The man whose music I listen to & study almost on a daily basis....Gone. I sat down staring into space for about 1 minute, and began to cry,& the tears began 2 run down my face. I was shocked beyond belief.

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Reply #157 posted 05/01/16 6:54pm

bigbrother

This is weird - I was driving to collect my son from his childminder (6.30 pm UK time)and I was listening to Computer Blue and thinking that I was going to post on the org that this track is the second best on PR after WDC. 3 minutes later I heard the ping of a text on my phone before parking my car but didn't check the message until I was chatting to the childminder. I felt cold and numb and made an excuse that I had to get home quickly to receive a package from a neighbour but in truth I had to see the news to truly believe it. I felt hollow and couldn't grasp that my hero whom I've seen umpteen times has left this earth. It felt strange 'sharing' this person with the casual fans who we're gathering around the world to celebrate his music. I actually couldn't bear the thought of celebrating anything at that moment so soon after his death - I still feel that the private person that was Prince would hate being put under such scrutiny by the media.
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Reply #158 posted 05/01/16 7:44pm

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I was at LAX about to get on the plane to MPLS when my brother called me.

Did not believe it.

Bad wi-fi.

Wearing my purple shirt.

Asking folks if it was true. One girl laughed.

That was it.

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Reply #159 posted 05/01/16 9:34pm

prittypriss

sro100 said:

I was at LAX about to get on the plane to MPLS when my brother called me.

Did not believe it.

Bad wi-fi.

Wearing my purple shirt.

Asking folks if it was true. One girl laughed.

That was it.

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Interesting to me. I was LAX when I heard the news about M.J.'s passing. There were television screens in the terminals and they were announcing it, and people were standing around watching the television screens.

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Reply #160 posted 05/01/16 9:43pm

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

Nice!

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I was waiting in my car for this pizza place to open. I was scrolling through Facebook on my phone and I saw the headline of Prince dead at 57 from E! News that one of my friends reacted to. I was in disbelif, shocked and just stared at my screen for a minute or two Then I clicked on the link hoping it was a joke. sad Sadly it wasn't.

Love God. Love Music. Love Life.
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Reply #161 posted 05/01/16 9:45pm

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I was in the kitchen, ID just woken up or maybe from a nap and my wife was on the phone with her friend who began seeing reports on the internet and I heard her say Prince...dead? And my first thought was "yeah, right!" And I actually thought she was referring to the soundbyte "Prince este muerte" on "Come" but then she called to me and said Prince died and a chill went through my body.
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Reply #162 posted 05/01/16 9:57pm

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I'm a high school teacher. I was timing my students in something and was using my phone for something that lasted 7 minutes. When I turned off the timer I had 23 messages, usually I wouldn't have more than 5 through the day. I knew something was up. My first thought was that one of my kids was hurt or needed me. The first message I opened from a friend said "sorry for your loss." I immediately knew Prince died, without looking it up. I was trying to keep it together in front of my students. I'll never forget it.

I love you all. I know what you're going through. I keep telling myself it'll be OK. It'll be OK....

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Reply #163 posted 05/02/16 1:07am

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I had returned from work and was on the sofa with my wife talking this and that.
then suddenly a textmessage came from a cousin of mine (also a giant Prince fan). I told my wife, hey it's a message by Martin... then she saw my face freeze and how I suddenly looked up into her eyes in disbelief and shock.. she thought about a family tragedy first until I told her it was about Prince....


first thing I wanted to do right away is go to the org, but it was down at that time... I had a few messages on facebook and changed my profile pic... also we turned on the TV and I remained watching (mostly CNN) til the early morning hours...

during the next days when the org was up again I came her to read tons of threads... but I was not able to post yet. I can now.... but still, reality has not sunk in yet.... my brain somehow rejects the news.. this Wednsedy there will be a Prince tribute farewell party at a club just a minute from my home, I will be there with my wife and the closest friends/family Prince fans. then I can celebrate the man and his legacy and what he meant to all of us, be thankful for what we had and not mourne about what we have lost. and also to finally accept reality and say goodbye to the man. RIP heart yes


Vanglorious... this is protected by the red, the black, and the green. With a key... sissy!
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Reply #164 posted 05/02/16 1:33am

Askani

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sitting at work at a picnic table playing Animal Crossing on my 3DS during lunch when the texts started coming in. I glanced at my iPhone and seeing one of them that said "Prince died?" knocked all the air out of me....


I walked around in shock. I had to excuse myself and walk down to a small creek and have a cry alone.



Later, during a break, I went to the gas station to buy cigarettes. On the way back I listened to "Purple Rain". By the time I got back to work, the guitar solo was starting and I had a breakdown in my car in the parking lot.


Strangely enough, I was wearing my Purple Rain t-shirt that morning for the first time in months.

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Reply #165 posted 05/02/16 2:08am

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In bed. I'm in Australia.. so I wake up inexplicably just before 4am and I'm wide awake and can't get back to sleep. I'm feeling annoyed just laying there for 10-15mins wanting to sleep and My phone goes off receiving a message. Who the fuck is that at this hour? I wonder and by now I'm pretty wide awake so I grab my phone and it's from my friend who's also a massive fan (we've attended aftershows together) and it says:"What the fuck just happened??"

So I open Instagram and start seeing images of prince with 1958-2016 Sad news/ R.i.p./purple tears etc type messages displayed and I felt like No way I must be having a nightmare, please please tell me this is a hoax!! I felt stunned, shocked, in disbelief.. And still do

I jump out of bed and put the TV on, find a news program and sure enough in the bottom of the screen BREAKING NEWS IN LAST 30mins: MUSIC LEGEND PRINCE DEAD AT 57
which is about how long I had been awake sad

Everyone in my phone messaged or phoned me over the morning and the rest of that day sad sad
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Reply #166 posted 05/02/16 6:31am

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I was having dinner in a restaurant with my wife, it was my birthday.

It's been a strange day for me so far, just lost my dad, so there wasn't much to celebrate for me anyways.

Then my phone started buzzing....

I couldn't believe it, but as soon as it was confirmed, I started to cry.... I didn't care being in a restaurant and all other guest looking at me.... funk them!

The owner is a good friend of mine, as soon as I showed him the news, he too was in shock.

He turned on song Prince songs, and cranked up the volume.... and drank in Prince's memory.

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Reply #167 posted 05/02/16 8:39am

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My husband and I were cuddling/playing with our 8 month old son in our bed. We both had the day off from work so we were just lounging around. I got a text from my sister saying "Prince died??!!" and I went online to confirm and was in shock. Then we watched WCCO I think as they were having continuous coverage. It really runined my day to say the least. I am still very sad about, I was really sad the first week, but I have accepted it and try to appreciate everyone in my life and each day I have everyday! No one should waste their life...I feel even stronger about this now than I ever did with Prince's passing.

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Reply #168 posted 05/02/16 9:01am

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I was at work. Headed into back to back meetings. A friend, former DJ and fellow fan, texted me. 12:56 PM EST. He'd just had the plane incident the previous week, which my brother had texted me about. At that time, I logged on and later saw Prince tweeting & stuff... so I hoped it was gonna be the same.

But inside... I knew. The moment I read the text. And when I saw it confirmed online... a part of me died too. I can still feel the pain. I always will. The texts just started pouring in. I had to hold it together for two meetings, despite just wanting to run away. I took 2 minutes in the restroom to compose myself at one point... and couldn't hold back the tears.

I held it together till a HS friend texted me how he remembers the first time he saw me in class.... with a stack of Prince cd's.... and how meeting me and getting into Prince's music changed his life. He couldn't stop telling me how grateful he was. I came home, hugged my 11 year old, who was SO looking forward to seeing him... and went and locked myself in the bathroom and balled like a baby.

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #169 posted 05/02/16 11:21am

prettypoison

I was reading and drinking coffee, when a relative called me to ask me if I was OK. I thought someone in my family passed away with her urgency and concern. I was "of course! What's wrong?". She asked me if I had watched the news, and I said no. Then she told me, and my brain didn't register it. "Prince has died." I quickly told her that no, I wasn't ok, and I had to think about this. I couldn't talk. I got her off the phone and put on CNN. Then the sobbing began.

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Reply #170 posted 05/03/16 9:35pm

DarlingKris

I woke up around 10:20am and I grabbed my phone and checked MeetMe and somebody had posted a picture of Prince at the super bowl and the caption said Prince Dead At 57. My heart stopped and I turned on CNN. When I saw those same words on the screen, I went numb. I went straight to facebook to check on one of my close friends who is also a major Prince fan and they took it very hard. I always saw Prince as some type of wizard and he would never die. I thought that I would be able to take my future kids to go see him perform and say "This is the type of music your mommy listened to while she was growing up." I wish this was a nightmare

Forever In My Life, forever in my heart. I love you Prince Rogers Nelson heart
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Reply #171 posted 05/03/16 9:40pm

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Sitting in my bedroom, I got a tap on the door from my dad telling me the news.

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Reply #172 posted 05/03/16 10:04pm

epronk

It was Friday morning the 22nd I checked my phone at 5:50am (Australia) after receiving several notifications from Twitter, WhatsApp of people messaging me. I was quiet for several minutes and the bursted out in tears. Until today I have moments I feel incredibly sad.

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Reply #173 posted 05/03/16 10:17pm

FunkyStrange

I was asleep in bed, it was around 2 or 3am my time...

I didn't know anything until about 530am when I woke up

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Reply #174 posted 05/03/16 10:38pm

meagemini2

Out for my morning walk and when I returned home, I got a phone call from my best friend. He started to cry and it scared me - I thought his girlfriend or father - who is battling cancer died. He said "I am so sorry, Prince died". It didn't compute - am I dreaming - this can't be right. I said "Huh?" My brain couldn't catch up or process those words. He said, I didn't want you to hear it from the tv or radio and I didn't want you to be alone. We talked and I thanked him - that is NOT easy for anyone to do - tell someone they love that someone died. Then I put on his music and cried like a baby. STILL - I cannot wrap my head around this. Somehow in the depths of my subconscience he was immortal. A day I will never forget. NOW, I completely understand why people still mourn John, Elvis, Michael and so many others. I get it.

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Reply #175 posted 05/03/16 10:45pm

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I was asleep and woke up to a text message the morning of the 21st from a friend in the Midwest simply stating "Prince is dead." My life will never be the same.
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Reply #176 posted 05/03/16 10:50pm

meagemini2

ShadyCups said:

I had been (and still am) very ill and high on some heavy duty painkillers, so it's been hard for me to get out of bed. I grabbed my phone and checked my email and saw that I had gotten a response for an annotated bibliography I had to compile and analyze, and the last two artifacts were of The Beautiful One. I had written it on pills so it wasn't that great, but I was still proud of myself for writing it at all.

Anyway, the pills were and are strong, so I was very sleepy. But because of the fact that I needed to tough it out and get things done despite it all, my mom would text me things to get me up in days past. So that morning I had gotten a text from her that said "They're saying Prince died turn on the TV" and I was like "Mom, that's not funny." But then... disbelief disbelief

I started howling and weeping everywhere. All over the place. Screaming even. I'm not being hyperbolic. I was crying so hard.

I just turned on my playlist of my favorite songs of his and put it on shuffle. I would calm down for a little bit, but then a really, really special one would come up and there I'd go. "Sweet Baby" was what really killed me. It still does when it comes up now.

I got the 49 hour playlist down to 24 to do an all-day tribute show to him at my college's radio station the following monday, but I was and still am too ill to go on that long. So I just did it for 10 1/2 hours. It physically wore me out but I have no regrets, even though hardly anyone listened to it. I cried so much throughout it.

This hasn't really stopped at all. I still cry really hard each night in bed. He meant the world to me for so long.

I'm never gonna get over it.

Feel better! Peace and Love.

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Reply #177 posted 05/03/16 10:57pm

meagemini2

Thierry said:

I was having dinner in a restaurant with my wife, it was my birthday.

It's been a strange day for me so far, just lost my dad, so there wasn't much to celebrate for me anyways.

Then my phone started buzzing....

I couldn't believe it, but as soon as it was confirmed, I started to cry.... I didn't care being in a restaurant and all other guest looking at me.... funk them!

The owner is a good friend of mine, as soon as I showed him the news, he too was in shock.

He turned on song Prince songs, and cranked up the volume.... and drank in Prince's memory.

So sorry for the loss of your dad. I too, in the last 6 months lost my father, my grandmother - both

whom I was super close to and now our sweet Prince. May peace and Love find you.

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Reply #178 posted 05/04/16 12:18pm

VorteX

..I was in the kitchen when my wife (she was upstairs) suddenly shouted "have you heard the news?" I said "no, what?" "Prince is dead"..Those horrible words kinda sounded "muffled" to my ears.

I remember being completely in denial and just continued doing what I was doing in the kitchen for a while before I could reach my Iphone and read it my self.

I went upstairs to tell her that I read the news too. My words towards her came WAY to harsh out of my mouth like it was her fault that he had passed..

I was shocked at my own reaction, turned away from her not saying a word and went downstairs to start up my laptop.

Then, after playing 1 or 2 YT Prince songs I broke down.

I never ever felt this way before for any other passed artist.

I've been listening to him since "Controversy" (I was never a full blown fan btw, but I can tell good music when I hear it) but somehow Prince was "always there", in a way, throughout my life up 'till now.

I saw the man just once in concert with 3rdeyegirl in Amsterdam 2014, which I hold in the top 3 of the many concerts I've been to.

I miss him very much and like someone said before, I will be OK after a while but it will never be the same again.

I wish you guys all the best from Holland prince

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Reply #179 posted 05/04/16 12:35pm

LittleMissStra
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I was at home in my apartment and about to leave to see an underground Psychedelic Rock Band. Then my mother calls me and tells me Prince had died, I thought she was kidding. Which is why I didn´t believe it at first. Then I went online as fast as I could and saw the news, boom, I was crushed, could not believe it. Had only 10 minutes before I had to leave for the concert, so it was all so much news in a short time for me to take in. But yes you know you are a Prince fan when your own mother calls you.

I went to the concert of course as I support the underground music scene and it was one of my favourite new bands playing and had to go. In that sense it was good because I didn´t focus too much about his passing until I got home. Got home at 1.30 am and stayed awake all night, I could not fall asleep and then started crying like a waterfall. And then of course his Super Bowl performance was on YouTube again, I watched it and cried all through it. sad sad sad sad

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