Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince's Ex-Wife Mayte Garcia Releases A Statement + President Obama & More Mourn The Death Of The Icon


As reported earlier, the 57-year-old legendary musician was found dead earlier today at his home in Minnesota. Investigations are underway, but as of now, reports say there was no foul play involved.

TMZ just reported that the singer was treated for a drug overdose six days before his death.



Prince and his huge catalog of music touched the lives of a lot of us. Many celebrities paid tribute to the legend on social media, including President Obama, Alicia Keys, and many more.

Google paid tribute to Prince, changing their logo to the color purple and include purple rain effects. NYC's Apollo theater changed the marquee to honor the late singer, and the Empire State Building turned purple for tonight. 


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The popular video and picture app Snapchat honored Prince with a special purple rain filter and stories of how people all over the world are celebrating his life:

 
 
Obama released a statement on his Facebook page earlier and said the world lost a creative icon:

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Will Smith posted about Prince on his Facebook page as well and said he spoke with the musician the night before he passed away:


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 Alicia Keys, who honored Prince at the 2010 BET Awards, wrote out this lovely message:


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Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, released a statement to People magazine on her ex-husband's death and said:

"I can't even think of the words of what I'm feeling. This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated."



Mayte - who appeared on the reality show Hollywood Exes - met Prince as a teenager in 1990 and worked as a dancer on one of his tours. The pair married in 1996, when she was 22 and he was 37.

That same year, Prince and Mayte suffered the tragic loss of their son, Gregory, when he was just one week old. The child was born with Pfeiffer syndrome.

"I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally," Mayte told People. "He's with our son now."

May Prince rest in peace! Check out this clip below:

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