Whatever day it is, I’m still having a hard time accepting this. I don’t know why, but I’ve never had this reaction when other celebs have passed. It just seems as it hasn’t hit me yet. I’ve felt so much sorrow and a void when I learned the deaths of Frank Sinatra, TuPac, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and others. I can’t figure out why I haven’t dealt with Prince’s death the same way.
I have most of his albums, records, tapes, CD’s, downloads, and I still don’t understand my reaction. Maybe I feel I won’t be able to stop this for a while. To learn he had contracted the AIDS virus was like having an arrow shot through my back. A beautiful musical legend such as this shouldn’t have had to suffer as he did.
I understand what the music industry is all about and the culture that it breeds but Prince was a young man gone too soon.
From Daily Mail:
The 57-year-old weighed just 80lbs by the time of his death and had been ‘preparing to die for a little while’, the supermarket tabloid says sources told it.
A source, who was not identified by the Enquirer, said: ‘Doctors told Prince his blood count was unusually low and that his body temperature had dropped dangerously below the normal 98.6 degrees to 94 degrees.
‘He was totally iron-deficient, very weak and often disoriented. He rarely ate and when he did, it all came right back up.
‘His face was yellowish, the skin on his neck was hanging off and the tips of fingers were a brownish-yellow.’
According to the magazine Prince was diagnosed with HIV back in the 1990s, but that developed into AIDS toward the end of last year.
The Enquirer goes on to claim that the singer became addicted to opiate medication Percoet that he was using to dull the pain he was suffering in his last months of life.
A statement by those close to Prince following his death said he died of influenza, an infection that would likely have proved fatal if his immune system had been decimated by AIDS.
Days before he was found dead in a lift at his Paisley Park mansion in Chanhassen, Minneapolis, he had been seen making runs to a local pharmacy to pick up bags of prescriptions.
An employee at the Walgreens that served him said: ‘We were all just shocked that he came in last night looking so beat. We said: “We are praying for you.”‘
For those of us who truly loved him, the wound is very fresh. Please allow us to grieve in our way. He meant so much to so many. He was an exceptional human being. He will never be forgotten. If you can’t say something kind, why bother? This is a painful time. Rock in Paradise, Prince Rogers Nelson.
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