The artist that made, “When Doves Cry,” and “Kiss” famous, Prince, was pronounced dead at the age of 57 at his home in Minnesota.
The news was still spreading when we hit the streets this afternoon. While Prince didn’t have southern roots, he had fans across all genres and backgrounds.
One avid fan is Rhett Flowers, a DJ at Prowl Radio on the University of South Alabama Campus.
“You know I think I remember my parents playing Prince,” said Flowers.
Flowers thinks of Prince as a musical inspiration.
“I mean his sound, they call it the Minneapolis sound that he created it’s kind of a mix of disco and funk, and just kind of has that sultry kind of vibe I think he influenced a lot of artists.”
Outside of Prince’s music, his flair for being eclectic and fashion set him apart.
“His personality just made him a superstar.”
Despite his celebrity status, some like Bob Osborne said he was friendly.
“I ran into Prince at the airport, he wasn’t very big he was with the model with his one girlfriend he lived with all the time, he was flying out, it was nice to see him there,” said Osborne.
And while many expressed grief over his loss, his music will continue to live on.
“People are still discovering his music every day,” said Flowers.