I interrupt this Writing Blog...
When I first got wind of someone being found dead on Prince's estate my reaction was, "oh no, not him."
An hour later, it was confirmed.
I was a child of the 80s. Am a child of the 80s. His songs were my teenage life. He wasn't my very favorite musician, I never saw him in concert and didn't see any movie he was in. But, who didn't think about his "1999" when 1999 actually happened? Even if you aren't a fan, you could probably name at least one song that he sang.
Music is important to me. I write to it, I play songs on repeat to write a certain scene. I listen to music to feel happier, to get excited about something, to pass a long drive, to just fill in the silence.
RIP, Prince aka "the artist formerly known as Prince"...you had many fans. And you had respect. I hope you lived your life the way you wanted.