World mourns pop icon, rebel Prince

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By: Jenny Kim

The iconic singer Prince, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, had recently died on April 21, 2016. The exact cause is not known yet. At the age of 57, his body was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

American pop star Prince sings at the beginning of his second concert around July 10,1988 at Paris Bercy stadium, where he began his "Lovesexy" world tour.(AP Photo/Pierre Gleizes)

American pop star Prince sings at the beginning of his second concert around July 10,1988 at Paris Bercy stadium, where he began his “Lovesexy” world tour.(AP Photo/Pierre Gleizes)

Prince had made a concert appearance on April 16; however, he had gotten very ill and had to cancel other concerts a few days later. He was later found not breathing in an elevator at his studio on Thursday. At 10:07 AM, Prince was pronounced dead.

His death had marked the the end of a great story. Prince was born into a musical family, with his father, John Nelson, a musician. Prince had become very interested in music, teaching himself the guitar, piano, and drums. His first debut album, For You, had dropped in 1978, starting his influential musical career.

Prince had also created the top 10 hits “Little Red Corvette” and “Delirious.” Additionally, he had also made his classic album, Purple Rain, in 1984. The album was also the soundtrack to the movie Purple Rain, which grossed about $70 million dollars.

The odd, funky, amazing, and talented Prince will be missed. So much, in fact, that thousands of his fans sang “Purple Rain” in downtown Minneapolis on the night of his death. The nation hopes that Prince may rest in peace.