The singer Prince has been found dead in his house in the USA (Minnesota, we believe), aged 57, after coming out of hospital after being treated for serious flu-like symptoms. What with Bowie having passed away earlier this year, 2016 is sadly lining up to be a signature year for the passing of musical greats.
Prince was regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music combined rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop. Some of our particular favourites include Sign-O’-the-Times and Purple Rain … we weren’t the only ones, either; Prince Rogers Nelson sold over 100 million records during his great career. Now cut short far too early.