Open Letter to Prince’s Supporters and Devoted Fans
Fans and Supporters Saddened by Loss of Prince
When the news broke about the death of Prince, and reporters began to link his death to a possible opioid addiction, I empathized with his fan base and supporters who were deeply saddened by the loss. All the facts weren’t in — they’re still not — but I could already see the outline of a grim story beginning to unfold. And I felt empathy for the man who was the focal point of that story.
Prince was a musical icon, and he was inseparable from 1980s pop culture. He was part of our environment and, for many, he seemed to be part of our intimate community. We had been able to connect with him through his musical performances, his philanthropy, his faith, the way he inspired us, or some combination of all those things.
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