'The doves are really crying now': Celebs, Twitterati mourn Prince's death

Prince was a master rebel.

FP Staff April 22, 2016 12:17:27 IST
'The doves are really crying now': Celebs, Twitterati mourn Prince's death

Legendary funk master Prince's sudden death came just a week after the enigmatic Grammy and Oscar winner was taken to a hospital with a flu-like illness.

The news prompted a flood of tributes from the worlds of entertainment and politics, from Barack Obama to Madonna and Mick Jagger, as well as ordinary fans -- and even a tweet from NASA of a purple nebula, in Prince's signature color.

The doves are really crying now Celebs Twitterati mourn Princes death

Prince. Image from Facebook.

Prince was a master rebel. He rebelled against all social norms related to music, gender, and style and brought his unique brand of performance with every song. Perhaps this famous story of the time visited the MTV office best describes Prince's persona.

In 1993, he visited the office of the music channel that is touted to have grown with Prince's legacy. There was no real agenda behind his visit; a feat uncommon of music stars of the time. When Judy McGrath, the then CEO of MTV networks, asked him "What should we call you?" (after he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol at the time) he said, "call me what I am."

And so, while the world grieves, and Prince's guitar gently weeps, Twitterati was flooded with tributes, sad emojis and hundreds and thousands of quotable Prince quotes:

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