Extremely sad news. Prince's publicist confirmed in a statement Thursday that Prince had died at his home. In his official statement to Bustle, Prince's publicist said, "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time." Prince had continued to connect with fans on social media, while concert goers shared photos of the musician performing in recent days. So what was Prince's final tweet about?
This incredibly sad news has shocked the world, and will continue to do so in the coming days. The singer had recently embarked on his Piano And A Microphone Tour, but TMZ reported that he "had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay." Ever committed to music, Prince's final tweet on April 18, 2016, features a link to the website of Electric Fetus, an independent record store in Minneapolis and Duluth. The store's website is selling a tour program for Prince's Piano And A Microphone Tour, and the artist seemed keen to publicize an independent business.
Sharing a photo featuring the artwork for his Piano And A Microphone Tour, with a backdrop of hearts, Prince's final tweet shows how dedicated the artist was to bringing his latest music to his fans. There was no message accompanying the photo, only the website address for Electric Fetus, so that even those who couldn't make it to one of his tour dates could buy a copy of the program.
Paste reviewed Prince's performance in Atlanta on April 14, one week ago, sharing a set list for the event. Having released 39 studio albums during his career, Prince had a huge discography to choose from, but ended the night with his worldwide classic, "Kiss." Prince enjoyed connecting with his fans, often sharing photos with his fans, or retweeting messages they'd written to him. His support of local record stores is a real testament to his passion for music.
Prince will be greatly missed, but his legacy is sure to live on, in the form of a prolific discography and some of the most incredible outfits of all time. He was a true legend like no other.