Prince Dead at 57

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April 21, 2016 1:26 p.m.

We’re mainly a news and politics site. Celebrity deaths are sometimes mentioned but usually in passing. Prince’s just announced death at age 57 is in a different category. It’s reminiscent in some ways of the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, though because of the untimeliness of death, not the cause. (We don’t know the cause of death.) But while Michael Jackson was clearly a great talent, his talent was not one that greatly interested me. Prince is an altogether different story. Just a towering, towering talent – an innovator and brilliant musician and composer, electric, charismatic force.

I’m stunned, upset and just bereft at what an immense loss this is.

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