When I first saw the tweet, I didn’t believe it.  I certainly didn’t believe the TMZ report either.  Like Michael Jackson, Prince to me seemed immortal.  When I saw a published report in the AJC, my heart dropped. Sure enough, moments later the internet was flooded with Prince mentions.  Publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure who I love and respect immensely confirmed the news via a statement that her client, Prince had in fact passed away.

“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 at the age of 57.”

Prince was a musical genius, a songwriter, producer and most importantly, a man who was spiritually intact. Through this heartbreaking news there is comfort in the fact that Prince’s  spirit will live on  forever.

Here are a few Prince quotes to take in and an interview from The Arsenio Hall show.

 

‘Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.”

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”

“There are no accidents. And if there are, it’s up to us to look at them as something else. And that bravery is what creates new flowers.”

“When everyone recognizes Jehovah’s name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.”

 

“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

 

“[faith] is going to help you in all aspects of life, once you can clean out the cobwebs, so to speak, and then you’re going to be able to see things more clearly.”

“A strong spirit transcends rules.”