Yes, I was a fan of Prince. A lot of people were. I got a chance to see him 4 times in 1 week back in 1984. That's what the tickets stubs were from.
When I heard the news, I was really hoping it would be some stupid internet hoax. After the networks started to verify the story, I was overwhelmed with sadness. There;s something about the power of music that you just can't describe. Certain songs fill you with joy and happiness and they will be forever ingrained in your soul.
Prince sold over 100 million albums and he was true to his craft. When he had his tiff with Warner Brothers, apparently, under his contract, they owned his name and would not let him use his own name. Imagine that. that's when he used the 'Symbol' for his name. After the riff was settled, he reverted back to his name.

Someone once asked Eric Clapton "What's it like to be the greatest guitarist in the world?". he replied, "I don't know. Ask Prince".

Here are some pretty interesting facts about Prince:

Prince was born in Minneapolis and wrote his first song at age 7. The name of Prince's first song was Funk Machine

Princess sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Prince won 7 Grammy Awards

Prince won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award.

Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004

Rolling Stone ranks Prince as the 27th greatest artist of all time.

Prince was named after his father whose stage name was Prince Rogers.

Prince's childhood nickname was Skipper.

Prince was born epileptic and used to have seizures

Prince played basketball in high school

Prince was a vegetarian

Prince released 39 CDs and albums

The Daily Mirror claims Prince told them that he believed playing guitar allowed him to keep his hair. They quote him as saying: "I'm convinced all that electricity racing through my body made me keep my hair."

Prince was 5 feet 2 inches tall

- The Daily Express claims Prince was walking with a silver cane before his death.

- The Daily Express claims Prince's last Instagram post was that of a blank, white space.

- Elite Daily claims a rainbow appeared over Prince's home shortly after it was announced that he passed away.

- “Purple Rain,” ”Little Red Corvette,” and “When Doves Cry” are all in the top 10 on the on iTunes’ Top Songs chart.

- Prince's CD ''The Very Best of Prince'' tops the iTunes charts.

- The Minnesota Twins honored Prince yesterday by lighting up Target Field in purple

What's In Prince's Fridge?

The NY Post claims Prince gave an interview to Heavy Table in 2011 about what was in his refrigerator.

He had 18 different types of mustard and wrote: “I don’t collect it, but LOL yeah there’s a lot in there. U gotta love mustard. The raspberry kind is the best. You wouldn’t expect it but that’s how it goes.”

Prince was a fan of yak milk and wrote: “This stuff is TOO AMAZING. It clarifies your skin and your mind. It is given freely by the yak, so U can truly enjoy it. Great with Chex — Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, whatever!!!”

Prince loved snacking on Dunk a Roos. He wrote: “Don’t know what 2 say about Dunk-a-roos. They’re just good. Sometimes you want a food that is comfortable and takes you back. For me, it’s those little kangaroo crackers.”

RIP to a true music legend. You will be missed.-Alan