Inside the last month of Prince’s life – USA TODAY
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Much is still unknown about the passing of Prince, who died Thursday at age 57. Officials said Friday it could be weeks until final autopsy results arrive. Here we try to piece together what is known about the month leading up to Prince’s death.
Prince announces that he will write a memoir. Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, acquired the book. And Prince shared the news himself at a Manhattan club that night, telling the crowd, “The good people at Random House made me an offer I can’t refuse.” Prince revealed that the working title for the book isThe Beautiful Ones. A person he referred to as “my brother Dan” is “helping me with it,” he added, “and he’s a good critic…He’s not a ‘yes’ man at all.”
Prince plays back-to-back sold out shows in Montreal as part of his Piano and a Microphone tour. Photographers were not permitted to take photos, according to the Montreal Gazette review, but Prince was using a cane. But that didn’t hold him back, according to the review: “Prince may no longer rule the charts like he once did, but he never fails to dazzle in the live setting, overflowing with charisma, creativity and explosive technical proficiency.”
Prince plays back-to-back sold out shows in Toronto. He performs 55 songs over the two shows and includes tributes to David Bowie, who died in January. According to the Toronto Star, Prince emerged leaning on a cane and sporting a slight limp.
Prince tweets his “Purple Pick of the Week” for Tidal. The song is Sometimes It Snows in April, the closing track off Prince’s eighth album, Parade.
Prince cancels two shows at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, citing the flu. He says he plans to reschedule the shows.
Prince tweets his “Purple Pick of the Week” for Tidal. The song is I’m Only Dreaming by Sidibe.
Prince tweets a photo of a purple Yamaha piano inscribed with Prince’s love symbol and calls it “a newly-arrived purple present from Yamaha.”
Prince performs in Atlanta. According to E! and Rolling Stone, he apologizes for canceling earlier shows. “I was a little under the weather,” Prince said. “But we’re here now, and I’m going to take this time to thank each and every one of you for coming out and enjoying this time with us.” Prince also told the audience of about 200 fans, “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.”
Prince is transported to an area hospital following an emergency plane landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois. A representative for Prince says the star was still struggling with the flu, but had made it safely home to Minnesota. Prince also tweets “I am transformed” and posts reviews of his Atlanta show by Paste Magazine and Funktopia.
Prince hosts a dance party at Paisley Park “2 give thanx 4 the good weather and 4 all of the love and support,” he tweets.
Prince thanks those who attended tweeting: “Thanx everybody for UR extra time & UR…,” presumably a reference to his famous song, Kiss.
According to police, Prince is dropped off at Paisley Park by an acquaintance at 8 p.m. CT. This is the last time he is seen alive.
Police and medics are dispatched to Paisley Park around 9:43 a.m. CT, where they find Prince unresponsive in an elevator. Their attempts to revive him fail and he is pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.
Apr 22 — Speaking at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, President Obama was asked about the death of musical legend Prince. The president said Prince was “full of life” and that his passing is a “remarkable
Fans are mourning the death of pop superstar Prince, who was found dead in his suburban Minneapolis home on Thursday. (April 22)
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery installed a portrait of Prince in the museum’s In Memoriam space on Friday. (April 22)
Cities honored the musical legend with purple lights on monuments, theater marquees and more.
Thousands of fans filled the streets outside the downtown Minneapolis nightclub where Prince’s “Purple Rain” was filmed ahead of an all-night dance party in honor of the singer. A sea of people gathered in front of First Avenue late Thursday.
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As Americans learned of legendary superstar Prince’s death, fans reacted with a mix of emotions — dancing and singing his songs in New York, and laying flowers outside his home in suburban Minneapolis. (April 21)
A sheriff’s department vehicle can be seen at the home of pop superstar Prince. The 57-year-old was found dead inside the building in suburban Minneapolis. (April 21)
Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home. (April 21)
Prince, one of the best-selling recording artists in music history, has died. He was 57, and his publicist confirmed his death. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians in history, his career spanned four decades
The iconic singer was found dead in his suburban Minneapolis home. Fans quickly began gathering outside Paisley Park to share their memories of Prince.
Prince was briefly hospitalized Friday after his plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Illinois’ Quad City International Airport. His representatives told USA TODAY that he had been struggling with the flu.
The musician was found dead at his Minneapolis-area recording studio Thursday. Video provided by Newsy
The Courier-Journal’s Music Critic Jeffrey Lee Puckett and music fan Tom Heiser compare notes to see if they agree on which are the Top 10 Prince songs of all time.
Scott Utterback, The Courier-Journal
April 21 — Singer Prince is dead at age 57 according to reports.
Inside the last month of Prince’s life – USA TODAY