In Memoriam–Heaven couldn’t wait:  RIP Prince, April 23, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #902)

The losses to the entertainment industry keep coming:  David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman, George Kennedy, Garry Shandling, Patty Duke, and others.

Prince-scene-from-When-Doves-Cry-video-onPrince-Vevo_Apr2216cap-by-GratiPrince in “When Doves Cry” video, Cap by Grati

And now his purpleness, the purple one, The Artist formerly known as Prince, is no more.  He was only 57 years old when he died on April 21, 2016.  Heaven couldn’t wait—and it’s “Partying like it’s 1999” to have him join their musical chorus:

Prince’s music blazed trails as much for its distinctive melodies and unapologetic view of life and relationships:
1)“When Doves Cry”  from Purple Rain

2)  And seeming to channel Liza Minelli’s hairstyle in the video for  “Raspberry Beret”

3)  “Little Red Corvette”

Diminutive in height at only 5 ft 2 in tall, Prince dominated the music industry as a giant of a talent (as noted bel0w)—composing, recording, producing, acting—he did it all:

“Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.[2]He won seven Grammy Awards,[3] Golden Globe Award,[4] and an Academy Award.[5] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility.[6] Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[7]  “

He was a tidal wave of talent, with a zest for life to match.  And conveyed that joie de vivre in his videos, such as “Let’s Go Crazy”


Prince was the ultimate entertainer, entrepreneur, artist, and legendary music man.  He will be missed, but he lives on in his music, and in our hearts.

“Purple Rain” as sung by Prince at the 2007 Super Bowl


Purple irises to lead Prince home to heaven (irises below):


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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5 Responses to In Memoriam–Heaven couldn’t wait:  RIP Prince, April 23, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #902)

  1. Esther says:

    Lovely tribute, thanks for sharing these videos!

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  2. April 23, 2016–Thanks for liking this post! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers!

    Carolyn, discovermarche, Evie Arl, & Esther


  3. katie70 says:

    Thanking you for sharing. Prince will never be forgotten or his songs. Songs of my teenage years when music was the most important part of it.

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