It’s only April, but 2016 has been brutal already. After just logging onto Twitter, I saw that Prince was trending, only to discover that he has passed away at the age of 57 (???). This comes only 24 hours after we lost British comedy legend Victoria Wood, and adds to an increasingly long and heartbreaking list of true icons who have left us this year – David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Lemmy, Paul Daniels and Ronnie Corbett to name just a few…
Right 2016, I think we’ve had enough now. You suck.
If anything happens to Jon Bon Jovi I’m not getting out of bed for the rest of the year.
RIP Prince. I’m going to go and put Purple Rain on repeat now…
At least Heaven has a helluva new band forming…
Oh my gosh yes…
I like the way you think, Hook!:)
You’re welcome. I would totally attend that show. We can’t forget Glenn Frey….:(
Any death is hard to take, but those who are our heroes remind us how temporary is our stay.
Absolutely!!! One of my best friends is the ultimate Prince fan – she’s devastated!
Indeed. Life is precious.
Wow reading this is my first time I’m seeing that he died
Sorry Jay – I had to write something as soon as I saw it…
Wah! Prince??? I am with you, just stop it now, 2016. That’s one hell of a house band someone is assembling in the afterlife. I am just gutted – Purple Rain was a teenage soundtrack.
RIP to his Royal Purpleness 😦
It’s totally crap this year isn’t it!!!!
Too true. There’ll soon be no one left. Goddamn 2016!!!
I can’t believe it – I’m genuinely gobsmacked… And most of those who’ve passed away aren’t even in their older years???
I know. It’s crazy.
Just a month or so after Vanity. And he was heartbroken over that.
I don’t think it’s common knowledge how talented Prince was and what a trailblazer in music. Just so sad.
I know – my friend has seen him 5 times in concert and has been in love with him since her youth… She used to tell me about his musicianship all the time.
I hope we’ll get to hear all the music he was working on. I’m sure it was epic.
There will be a whole new set of releases I’m sure now…
Death favors no one. He was a very interesting artist as was David Bowie.
Absolutely! Highly underrated
Prince was truly a musical genius. You are right, Suzie, too many talented people have left us in 2016. We need a break.
It’s really difficult to deal with – it’s like half of me teenage heroes are gone!
It’s a sad day! I used to want to be Prince when I was a kid…😔
Aww! Did you dress like him?
I didn’t go that far…just his musicianship…he was a great musician…unlike a lot of what we hear today
Ooh don’t even get me started on that one!
I’m glad someone out there still understands the value of REAL music
Haha! I despair at the fact that my students worship modern artists with no lyrical or musical talent, yet can’t tell me who Stevie Wonder is…
It’s a shame before God…smh
I’m stunned, just watching a Victoria wood show not realising its a tribute. So upset .. Was singing ‘Kiss’ most of yesterday, can’t believe Prince is now gone x
It’s awful isn’t it!
I’m with you. I have a fear the celestial script writers are planning a real biggie.. I heard Brucie wasn’t well enough to attend Ronnie Corbett’s funeral.
Yeah me and Steve were saying he’s going to be next… Although I think a lot of people are looking to wrap David Attenborough in cotton wool just in case…
He’s 90 this year. Amazing
It truly has been an awful year for rare talents. I hope they’re having their own variety show up there and are at peace now.
It would be an amazing concert!
I keep crying every time I see the feeds on FB and Twitter. Saw him live three times and he was the most incredible artist I’ve ever seen. Gutted and heartbroken. RIP
Aww no Shelley, I’m really sorry. One of my closest friends has seen him in concert a number of times and even has posters of him on her bedroom wall. She was in bits…
My thoughts exactly. I can not believe all the great talent that has been lost.
It’s awful isn’t it!
It’s just ridiculous isn’t it!? I’m scared to read what’s trending next on Twitter just incase. Although Alan Rickman’s already gone so…..
I think people are getting a bit worried about who is next…
I know I am…
I’m still not over Alan Rickman! Might not be for quite some time. Loved him! Was completely shocked about Prince. “When Doves Cry” was my favorite.
I’m definitely a Purple Rain girl…
I’ll never get over Alan Richman’s passing…:(
Did you catch Adam Lavine’s rendition of “Purple Rain” at Howard Stern’s birthday bash? Truly amazing and EPIC!!
I did – it was awesome!
It truly was! I knew that Adam could play, but I had no idea that he’s such an accomplished guitarist. Wowsers!!! Do you watch The Voice?
They don’t show the American version over here, but I don’t watch the UK version either haha!
Oh wow…who knew? 🙂
Haha! I occasionally watch the odd video when someone shares it on Facebook
That’s cool.:) I only asked because Adam is one of the coaches and all. This season is absolutely phenomenal, the talent is the best it’s been in ten seasons!! It’s a little overwhelming, jut thinking about the level and sheer number of talent..
It must be amazing!
It truly is!
Maybe you can find them on Youtube?
No they’re not on YouTube either…
It’s awful… The music is dying all around us.