Students pay tribute to Prince


Prince performs at a concert in the 1980s in his signature costume. Photo used with permission of Tribune News Service.

Taylor Wagner, Reporter

Known for his electric work, flamboyant stage personality and extravagant outfits, Prince not only left a mark on the world of music, but on millions of people around the world. On  April 21, 2016 at age 57 Prince died. Autopsy reports are still inconclusive and are not to be released until the exam is complete and all  are done. Even in a sorrowful time, Prince’s name and work shed light for his millions of fans.

“Prince is super influential and obviously made an impact in the music industry,” sophomore Madi Emond said, “He influenced a lot of artists and paved the way for so many of them.”

His wide variety of funk, rock, R&B and pop music made him stand out from the start. Having done 29 tours from 1979 to 2016, Prince was dedicated to his work and his fans. Also having won one Academy Award, Brit Award and Golden Globe, Prince was very accomplished in his life and music career. He was also nominated for 36 MTV Music awards and won six of those which include Best R&B song, Best R&B Vocal Performance and Best Rock Performance.

“I remember listening to ‘Alphabet Street’ with my dad growing up, so it was a shock hear he passed,” Emond said.

Even though a music legend has passed, Prince’s music and career still lives on through his fans. On the day he passed, #RIPPrince was trending the entire day and millions of tributes and tweets went out sending condolences and memories of this R&B legend.

“It is really sad to hear he passed, but his music will live on and his fans will always remember him,” sophomore Alaina Clark said.