“I don’t want to die,” Prince proclaimed in 1999, “I’d rather dance my life away.”
It will take time to determine the cause of superstar Prince’s untimely death. But there is no doubt that Prince gave his all to his music and his fans. Sadly, new reported speculation points to the possible role in his death of powerful pain medications the dynamic 57 year old performer allegedly may have used to keep ‘dancing like it’s 1999.’
Famously, the Prince of Pop resisted the siren lure of recreational drugs. Drinking and ‘swearing’ were forbidden at the ‘Paisley Park After Dark’ parties in his mansion/recording studio compound. As performer and producer, Prince controlled every aspect of his music.
Even a seemingly ageless Prince, however, can’t completely control time, as darkness eventually dims the brightest stages and most brilliant stars.
Prince was always on the move. His body was found in a Paisley Park elevator. Whatever the causes, his wild ride of a life stopped much too soon. But here on earth, in his forever catchy, sexy and passionate music, Prince dances on. RIP– and in DMSR.
Prince PS: Longtime blog wise man Litotes has this to add:
I vaguely remember ‘way back when’ Prince changed his name to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, someone asked him what were his plans. He looked heavenwards and said “The Stairway”. So maybe he saw something in the future.
While unsuccessfully trying to verify the above story, I came across this Prince quote, which instantly became my favorite:
“When I found out that there was eight Presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack somebody.”
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