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Prince dies, reducing the world’s sexy motherfucker count by one

Prince-When-Doves-CrySmall but perfectly formed, Prince, the quintessential sexy motherfucker has gone from us, taken away by the flu, of all things.

The fucking flu.

Just like in France where a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name, Prince has been borne away by an illness that we dismiss as a passing inconvenience. The disease that killed more people in 1918 than all the casualties of the Great War in the previous four years.

Prince! Can you believe it? That overwhelmingly eccentric, super-sexy genius monarch bestriding music like a diminutive colossus has just died, and by “just died”, I mean exactly that.

He just died of a mundane illness with little or no drama.

It’s not right. He should have crashed a plane. He should have gone down in a shoot-out with evil guitar-wielding funk-mobsters. He should have been electrocuted on stage.

We don’t ask much of our heroes but we ask this: please don’t die of the fucking flu. We love you too much for such drab demises.

Some say a man ain’t happy unless a man truly dies.

Let the doves cry.

8 replies on “Prince dies, reducing the world’s sexy motherfucker count by one”

He was my first concert, in Cork, a million years ago. My sister was the fan and I agreed to go with her. We travelled on Ulsterbus from Belfast, got entertained like no-one’s business and went home ecstatic. Sad loss.

He was a gifted and a genius of a musician…
Very private man…. never in the media for drugs, sex etc…
I wasn’t a big fan.. but he had some classic hits…
His talented void will take a while to replace in the music industry

Met my beautiful wife at his 1990 gig in Cork . Thank you Prince.

A Sad Day Yesterday…………. Sometimes in snows in April.

Before we crown the late Prince, emerging news seems to suggest that he may have died of a drug overdose and a post-mortem examination is planned. Its unlikely that a healthy 57 year old would die from the common flu especially given the standard of medical care which he could afford.

This of course takes nothing away from the musical genius that he was and the music world is a poorer place for his loss.It is not our place to judge but lets please have all the facts first as they emerge.

Pal of mine worked at old Point Depot as a GO for years, said most acts would appear mid afternoon for a mostly disinterested 1 hour plus sound check..if they didn’t leave it to hired hands that is…not Prince, showed up at 10 in the morning, along with full band..and put in a full working day shift, only breaking for lunch at the customary time of one O’ clock..wasn’t finished fine tuning till an hour before doors open…said watching him and band grafting all day was very special..and the only others that did similar was Springsteen and U2..all day workers. It figures, regardless of taste, all 3 artists rarely known for doing dude shows..great art, but great integrity from them..

A fine musician, but a few rungs below the greats.

Purple Rain will probably be his enduring legacy, but the song almost collapsed under its own pomposity before being redeemed by zee guitar solo going down the final stretch.

Naturally, when playing same yesterday, RTE cut for adds before the Hendrix-like touch of genius.

Following a public outcry a spokesman for RTE rubbished speculation that some of their employees lack many of the characteristics associated with humans.

“They’re not all cunts and I wouldn’t use the word many,” he insisted, yesterday.

If rumors be true the flu killed but there was far more nefarious evils at work.
Seems in the 90’s Prince contracted hiv and started taking medication for it and went about his life and his career.
But two years ago he was obviously brainwashed into becoming a Jehovah Witness who convinced him two years to stop all medications and God would cure him.
Cure him he certainly do, the man died weighing 80 lbs from complications of AIDS.

Where ever he may be I hope it’s raining purple raindrops.

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